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The Triumph of Julius Caesar

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

c. 1498

Artist:

Workshop of Andrea Mantegna
Italian, 1430/31-1506

About this artwork

This engraving depicts Julius Caesar entering Rome after his conquest of Gaul in 46 b.c., the greatest military victory of his career. Dante was not afraid of making his political opinions known in the Inferno; the three worst traitors in history—Julius Caesar’s assassins, Brutus, Cassius, and Judas Iscariot—dangle from the mouth of Lucifer in the final circle of hell. After his assassination, Caesar himself would join Orpheus in Dante’s limbo.

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Andrea Mantegna

Title

The Triumph of Julius Caesar

Origin

Italy

Date

1493–1503

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

277 × 261 mm

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1017

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