Descent into Limbo

Anonymous after Andrea Mantegna18th century

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

  • Title: Descent into Limbo
  • Creator: Anonymous after Andrea Mantegna
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed: “1492/MA/AMF”
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1947
  • Materials & Techniques: Engraving and etching on laid paper
  • Keywords: Bible, copies (derivative objects), New Testament, religions, religious art
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • 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)
  • Dimensions: Sheet dimensions: 218 mm x 273 mm (8.58 in. x 10.75 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 2 (vol. 13, p. 243), copy; see Boorsch and Landau 67a–b; Borenius 26; H.V. part 2, p. 19, note 3
  • Associated People: Created by Anonymous, After Andrea Mantegna (Italian, ca. 1431 - 1506)
  • Accession Number: 1947.D1.165