Battle of the Sea Gods (left half)

Andrea Mantegna, Italian, 1431 - 1506

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before 1481

Engraving on laid paper

Overall: 9 5/8 × 14 11/16 in. (24.5 × 37.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935

PR.997.5.85

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1400-1600

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, in plate, upper center: INVID / [indecipherable]; inscribed, in brown ink ,on verso: ai GA (?) / A very Old Engraving by / Andrea Mantegna - who was born 1451 and Died 1517 / No 57 / J / 8 / 2.L.17 Watermark: Scales in circle

Course History

ARTH 84, Media and Meaning in Renaissance Sculpture, Adrian Randolph, Fall 2013

ITAL 22, Humanism and Renaissance, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2014

FRIT 34, Sex and Gender in the Italian Renaissance, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2015

ITAL 7, Women in Renaissance Venice, Courtney Quaintance, Spring 2015

ARTH 16.17, Rembrandt, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2016

OSHER, European Manuscript and Print Culture (1300-1600), Daniel Abosso, Fall 2019

ARTH 28.08, Italian Art from Renaissance to Baroque: Crisis and Invention, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Winter 2020

ARTH 28.09/MES 18.02, Art on the Move: Renaissance Italy and the Islamic World, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Winter 2021

OSHER, European Manuscript and Print Culture (1300-1600), Daniel Abosso, Fall 2021

ARTH 27.02, Living Stone: Sculpture in Early Modern Italy, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Winter 2022

HIST 43.02, European Intellectual History 1400-1800, Darrin McMahon, Fall 2022

ITAL 1.01, Introductory Italian I, Giorgio Alberti, Fall 2022

ITAL 1.02, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Fall 2022

ITAL 1.03, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Fall 2022

Italian 1.02, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Winter 2023

Italian 1.01, Introductory Italian I, Giorgio Alberti, Winter 2023

Italian 11.01, Intensive Italian, Giorgio Alberti, Winter 2023

Art History 7.05, Pompeii: Antique & Modern, Ada Cohen, Winter 2023

Italian 2.01, Introductory Italian II, Andrea Zoller, Winter 2023

Italian 2.02, Introductory Italian II, Matteo Gilebbi, Winter 2023

History 44.02, Arts of Power, from Augustus to the Sun King, M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, Spring 2023

Italian 1.01, Introductory Italian 1, Giorgio Alberti, Fall 2023

Italian 1.02, Introductory Italian 1, Marco D'Angelo, Fall 2023

Italian 1.03, Introductory Italian 1, Floriana Ciniglia, Fall 2023

Italian 1.04, Introductory Italian 1, Noemi Perego, Fall 2023

Italian 2.01, Introductory Italian II, Marco D'Angelo, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 17-December 20, 1998.

Antiquity in Rome from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment: Selections from Dartmouth's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 7-September 9, 2001.

Durer, Rembrandt & Beyond: From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr., Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, July 1-August 28, 1994, no. 67.

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

From Altarpiece to Portrait: Assembling a European Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 17-July 21, 2019.

From Titian to Sargent: Dartmouth Alumni and Friends Collect, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 12-November 1, 1987.

Renaissance and Mannerist Plaquettes and Medals from the Collection of Roger Arvid Anderson, Class of 1968, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 19-November 21, 2013.

Publication History

Timothy Rub, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Kelly Pask, "A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1998, p.45, ill. p.44, listed, p.110, no. 222.

Stacey Sell, Durer, Rembrandt & Beyond: From the Collection of Mr. ans Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1994, p. 46, fig. 52; p. 50, no. 67.

Hilliard T. Goldfarb and Barbara J. MacAdam, From Titian to Sargent: Dartmouth Alumni and Friends Collect, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, 1987, no. 11, ill.

Adrian W. B. Randolph, ""How Great Rome Was the Ruins Teach": Antiquity in Renaissance Rome". In T. Barton Thurber and Adrian W.B. Randolph, Antiquity in Rome from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment: Selections from Dartmouth's Collections, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2001, pp. 24-26, ill. p.25, listed p.73.

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 116-117, ill. p.116, no. 60.

Provenance

Karl & Faber, Munich; lot 125; sold to Jean K. and Adolph Weil, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, on June 2, 1972; given to present collection, 1997.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 25: 18 (239); Hollstein 5

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