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The Elephants: P.6143-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Elephants
The Triumph of Caesar


Printmaker: Andreani, Andrea
Draughtsman: Malpizzi, Bernardo (After)
Mantegna, Andrea (After)



Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


Circa 1598 - Circa 1599


After the fifth canvas in a sequence of paintings by Mantegna executed between 1484 and 1494. Engraved by Andreani after drawings by Malpizzi.

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Chiaroscuro woodcut

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.6143-R
Primary reference Number: 129497
Bartsch: 11.5
Illustrated Bartsch: 101.11
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 26 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 26 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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