Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Descent into Limbo,

Engraving and etching on laid paper

Print impression quality: Worn

Dimensions (Sheet): 218 x 273 mm (8.6 x 10.7 in.)

Inscribed: “1492/MA/AMF”

Edition: An 18th-century copy of the painting (collection of Barbara Piasecka Johnson); see also the print by Mantegna, late 1460s (B. 2). There are four 18th-century versions of the print (Suzanne Boorsch, 12/14/1990)

Accession number: 1947.D1.165

Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947

Bibliography: Bartsch 2 (vol. 13, p. 243), copy; see Boorsch and Landau 67a–b; Borenius 26; H.V. part 2, p. 19, note 3.

Work Type: print

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