An image of Deposition

attrib. Andrea Mantegna

(Italy 1431 – 1506)

Deposition

Other titles:
The descent from the cross
Location
Not on display
Further information

For most of the 20th century this engraving was catalogued as School of Mantegna, but recent scholarship has argued for its attribution to the master, thus bringing the canon of his autograph prints to eleven. It is now thought to be one of the very first that Mantegna produced. The clouds and the shading of the branches are believed to have been added in the 16th century after the plate had left the artist’s workshop. The strength of the image in this impression is diminished by its poor condition.

Year
circa 1465
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
42.5 x 35.2 cm image/sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1940
Accession number
8512