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Descent into Limbo

18th century
18th century
218 x 273 mm (8.6 x 10.7 in.)

After Andrea Mantegna, Italian, (ca. 1431–1506)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving and etching on laid paper
Print impression quality: Worn
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)
Marks: Inscribed: “1492/MA/AMF”
Bibliography: Bartsch 2 (vol. 13, p. 243), copy; see Boorsch and Landau 67a–b; Borenius 26; H.V. part 2, p. 19, note 3.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.165

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  • Bible
  • copies (derivative objects) - Use for objects derived from or made to resemble original existing objects. Implies less precise and faithful imitation than does the term "reproductions." When copies are presented with intent to deceive, use "forgeries" or "counterfeits." When more than one similar work is produced by the same maker, use "replicas" or "versions." [July 1995 scope note changed; descriptor changed, was "copies"; alternate term changed, was 'copy'. January 1993 descriptor moved. May 1991 scope note changed. March 1991 related term added. November 1990 descriptor moved.]
  • New Testament
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]

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

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