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Print - Entombment with Three Birds
  • Entombment with Three Birds
    Mantegna, Andrea, born 1430 - died 1506
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Entombment with Three Birds

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, made)

  • Date:

    4th quarter of the 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mantegna, Andrea, born 1430 - died 1506 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.989

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 114

Physical description

'Entombment with Three Birds'; Depicting the entombment of Jesus Christ; Engraving print on paper.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, made)

Date

4th quarter of the 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mantegna, Andrea, born 1430 - died 1506 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

engraving print on paper

Dimensions

Height: 42.5 cm, Width: 31.2 cm

Object history note

This is called by Bartsch (in 'Peintre Graveur') a copy by Giovanni Antonio da Brescia, but he probably never had an opportunity of comparing the prints, for this is undoubtedly the finer work, and by Mantegna.
The Ceramics Collection contains a painted Italian maiolica panel dated 1523 from the Salting Bequest with a design based on the composition of this print. The museum number for this panel is C.2119-1910. Another impression of this print, acquired as part of the Ionides Bequest is numbered CAI.604.

Descriptive line

'Entombment with Three Birds'; Depicting the entombment of Jesus Christ; Engraving print on paper; School of Andrea Mantegna; Probably Italy; About 1500.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.
Bartsch, Adam von. Peinter-Graveur.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Figures; Birds

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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