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Unknown Artist

Harrowing of Hell, late 18th century
Engraving on paper
8 1/2 x 10 9/16 in. (215.9 x 268.29 mm)

Creation Place: Europe, Italian
Technique: Engraving
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P00.233

Strauss, Dürer and His Circle (University of California Riverside, 1981).

Mantegna prints never have a date physically on them. This is a copy of Mantegna, made to make Mantegna more available to the public.

The engraving showing “Christ Descent into Hell” (image attached) is a fairly modern copy after Mantegna’s print. It must have been made before 1811 since it is already described by Bartsch in his “Peintre-Graveur”, vol. 13, Vienna 1811, p. 243 no. 2 at the end of the Mantegna section under “addition”. Pomona’s impression is very light and therefore considerably later. (Armin Kunz, 4/20/2022)

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  • Image Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 10 9/16 in. (21.59 x 26.83 cm)
  • Sheet Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 10 13/16 in. (222.25 x 274.64 mm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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