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SCHOOL OF ANDREA MANTEGNA (CIRCA 1431-1506)
SCHOOL OF ANDREA MANTEGNA (CIRCA 1431-1506)
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SCHOOL OF ANDREA MANTEGNA (CIRCA 1431-1506)

Hercules and Antaeus

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SCHOOL OF ANDREA MANTEGNA (CIRCA 1431-1506)
Hercules and Antaeus
engraving, 1497, on laid paper, without watermark, a good but slightly later impression, trimmed inside the platemark but outside the subject, with two partially broken and repaired horizontal folds, a small made-up paper loss at lower right, some pale staining and other minor defects; with Cristofano Robetta (1462- after 1522), Allegory of Carnal Love, engraving, circa 1500-1520, on laid paper, without watermark, a very good, strong impression, an early 19th century reprint, presumably by Giuseppe Vallardi, Milan, with small margins, pale mount-staining in the margins, two adhesive stains in the upper margin, otherwise in good condition
Plate 302 x 281 mm., Sheet 313 x 302 mm. (Mantegna)
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Provenance
Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011), Vicenza; then by descent to the present owners.
Literature
Bartsch XIII. 237. 16; Hind 17; Martineau 93 (Mantegna)
Bartsch XIII. 406.25 (Robetta)

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The plate of Robetta's Allegory of Carnal Love, which was rediscovered by the Milanese publisher Giuseppe Vallardi (1784-1861) and reprinted in the first half of the 19th century, is now kept at the British Museum, London. It is a double-sided plate, the other side being engraved with a scene of the Adoration of the Magi. Early impressions of both subjects are exceedingly rare.

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