The Risen Christ between Saints Andrew and Longinus

Andrea Mantegna Italian
Perhaps with Gian Marco Cavalli Italian

Not on view

This print belongs to a core group of seven engravings that traditionally have been attributed to the great Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna. Rich effects of tone and modeling are achieved through parallel diagonal hatching, so finely rendered in this print that the lines appear to dissolve. Strong contours, which are as varied and malleable as a pen line, powerfully carve out the figures. The extraordinary dexterity with which the engraving tool is handled separates this group of seven from other prints produced in the same "Mantegnesque" vein, such as the Four Dancing Muses now thought to be a collaboration between Gian Marco Cavalli and Mantegna (see 20.5.3). The execution of this print, which depicts the Roman soldier, Longinus, who pierced Christ's side, is probably connected to the founding of the Church of Sant'Andrea in Mantua (1472), which housed a relic of Christ's blood.

The Risen Christ between Saints Andrew and Longinus, Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua), Engraving

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