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Andrea Andreani (Print made by)artist bio
Andreani, Andrea
b Mantua, 1558-9; d 15 February 1629

Bernardo Malpizzi (After)artist bio
Malpizzi [Malpicio; Malpucci], Bernardo
b Mantua, 1553; d 1623

Andrea Mantegna (After)artist bio
Mantegna, Andrea
b Isola di Carturo, nr Padua, 1430-31; d Mantua 13 Sept 1506
Title / Description
The Triumph of Caesar, section 1
chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks in red
361 x 364 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscribed on a tablet: 'S.P.Q R./.D.I.C./C.P.O.M.'
not visible through mount
Nikolaus Esterházy (without stamp)
Bartsch XII.101.11 (1) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Kolloff 1872, pp. 722-23, no. 32 info
Eduard Kolloff, 'Andrea Andreani,' in Julius Meyer, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, vol. 1, Leipzig 1872, pp. 715-27

Pittaluga 1930, p. 254 info
Mary Pittaluga, L'incisione italiana nel Cinquecento, Milan 1930

Paris and Rotterdam 1965-66, no. 60 info
Clairs-obscurs: Gravuers sur bois imprimées en coleurs de 1500 a 1800 provenant de collections hollandaises, ed. Carlos van Hasselt, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Institute Néderlandais and Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen 1965-66

Oberhuber 1966a, nos. 226-28 info
Konrad Oberhuber, Renaissance in Italien. 16. Jahrhundert, exhibition catalogue, Vienna, Albertina 1966

Goldfarb 1981, pp. 327-28 info
Hilliard T. Goldfarb, 'Chiaroscuro Woodcut Technique and Andrea Andreani,' The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 67 (1981), pp. 307-30

Boscarelli 1984 info
Maria Elena Boscarelli, 'New Documents on Andrea Andreani,' Print Quarterly 1 (1984), pp. 187-88

Karpinski 2001 info
Caroline Karpinski, 'Mantegna's Triumphs in Andreani's Form' Apollo 153 (2001) 472, pp. 39-46

Rome, Weimar, and Munich 2001-2 info
Chiaroscuro: Italienische Farbholzschnitte der Renaissance und des Barock, eds. Dieter Graf and Hermann Mildenberger, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Casa di Goethe, Weimar, Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, and Munich, Haus der Kunst 2001-2

Ludwig 2004, entry by D. Graf info
Walther Ludwig, 'Der kunsthistorische Graben und Andreanis Triumphzug Caesars nach Mantegna,' Kunstchronik 57 (2004), pp. 268-76

Hinterding 2005, nos. 69a-k info
Erik Hinterding, Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from the Frits Lugt Collection in Paris, exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art 2005

Höper 2008, pp. 13-17 info
Corinna Höper, Andrea Mantegna und die Druckgrafik, exhibition catalogue, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 2008

Gramaccini and Meier 2009, no. 210 info
Norberto Gramaccini and Hans Jacob Meier, Die Kunst der Interpretation: Italienische Reproduktionsgrafik 1485-1600, Berlin and Munich 2009

Gnann 2013, no. 210 info
Achim Gnann, In Farbe! Clair-obscur-Holzschnitte der Renaissance aus der Sammlung Baselitz und der Albertina, exhibition catalogue, Albertina, Vienna, 2013
The series was created after Andrea Mantegna’s series of nine canvases probably commissioned by Giovanni Francesco II Gonzaga in 1488 and completed in 1492 (today in Hampton Court Palace, London). Andrea Andreani could have seen the paintings in the Gran Sala of the Ducal Palace about 1593, and according to the inscription of the title page, his series was executed for Vincenzo I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat. Karpinski 2001, p. 44 suggests that it was originally Lodovico Gonzaga who commissioned the series. The Mantuan painter Bernardo Malpizzi translated Mantegna's works to preliminary drawings after which Andreani worked. Six pilasters, printed from a single line block and a tone block were added to the series, see Gnann 2013, no. 219. Karpinski 2001 argues that the canvases were originally framed by six pilasters, as represented by Andreani. Andreani's prints, executed between 1593 and 1599, correspond to Mantegna's canvases to a greater degree than any other copies.
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Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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