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Frontispiece; a bust of Andrea Mantegna, placed on a pedestal lettered with information about the artist
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Height: 232 millimetres
Height: 345 millimetres
Width: 287 millimetres (book-size)
Width: 171 millimetres (plate-mark)
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- This is thee first of 53 engravings bound together in an album, including two folios of dedication, placed after the frontispiece, to Giambattista de Rubeis, an artist and member of the Academia Clementina (now Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna) The prints are numbered from 1 - 50.
Before the frontispiece is an inlaid description dated 29th of January 1932 by Cambell Dodgson, explaining how two Captains presented him with another bound volume of the same series.
The prints are after a series of drawings by Marco Zoppo from the last half of the fifteenth century (for details of which see 1920,0214.1.1)
Francesco Novelli wrongly attributed the drawings to Andrea Mantegna.
It is observed by Popham and Pouncey in 'Italian drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries' (1950), that Novelli engraved all the drawings by Zoppo except fols. 22 (1920,0214.1.22) and 25 (1920,0214.1.25).
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