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Frontispiece, from The Triumph of Julius Caesar

Series/Portfolio:
The Triumph of Julius Caesar
Artist:
Andrea Andreani (Mantua, 1558/1559–1629)
Artist:
Intermediary draughtsman Bernardo Malpizzi (Italian, 1555–1623)
Artist:
After Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua)
Date:
1598–99
Medium:
Chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks in grey-green ink
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/4 × 14 3/4 in. (38.8 × 37.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.73.3-87
Not on view
Inscription: At center: SER.MO PRINCIPI VIN CETIO GOZAGÆ .D.G. / MANTVAE AC MPONTIS FERRATI OPTIMO D.VC.I. / TABVLÆ TRIVMPHI CÆSARIS. OLIM NVTV ECCELSI FRANCISCI GONZAGÆ, INCLITÆ / VRBIS MANTVÆ TVNC MARCHIONIS. IIIJ. PROPE D. SEBASTIANI ÆDES, IN MAIORI EIVS / AVLA, AB ANDREA MANTINEA MANTVANO EADILIGENTIA PICTÆ, VT IAM PER ANNOS / SVPRA CENTVM, NON SOLVM IN COLARVM, VERVMETIA EX VARIIS ORBIS PARTIBVS, / ADVENARVM OCVLOS TANQVA MIRABILE QVODDAM AD SVI INSPECTIONEM ATTRA= / HANT, QVEMADMODVM NON SOLVM OPVS IPSV ADHVC OSTENDIT, VRVETIAM GEOR= / GII VASARII HISTORICI IN VITIS PICTORVM TESTIMONIO COMPROBATVR. / ANDREAS ANDRIANVS PARITER MANTVANVS, QVO ABSENTIVM VOLVNTATI, MELLO= / RI QVA POSSET RATIONE SATISFACERET, ET MVNICIPIS TANTI VIRI FAMA IATIVS PER / ORA VIRVM ET COMMODIVS VOLITARET, INDCIRCO HIS TPIS LIGNEIS NOVA SVAR / FORMAR ADVBRATIONE INCISIT, TVÆQ CELSITVDINIS INVICTO NOMINI OMNIVM VIR= / TVTIS AMATORVM AVGVSTO MECÆNATI, QVOD IPSVM AD SENARVM ETIAM SI CARA / SIBI VRBE, AD PATRIA BENIGNI REVOCAVERIS, QVOD ET AD OPVS PERFICIENDVM ET AD VICTVM NECESSARIA, SPONTE, ATQ ABVNDANTISSIME SVVPEDITAVERIS MAXIMA / HVMILITATE DICAVIT. / VTINA NOVVS HAC ÆTATE VRVIBVS, ET ANIMO CÆSAR, SICVTI PAR EST, / IMPERIO NOVO, NOVISQ POTLARE TRIVMPHIS. / /BERNAR. MALPITIVS PICT. MANT. F. MANTRVAE. MDCVIIII.
At lower left: I

Marking: On verso at bottom center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London)
Bartsch XII.101.11
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