Bacchanalia With Wine Vat
Engraving; plate. 29.8 x 43.8 cm.
This engraving, among Mantegna’s most famous works, filled a prominent gap in the Museum’s otherwise distinguished holdings of Mantegna prints formed in the early twentieth century. Bacchanal with a Wine Vat and the companion Bacchanal with Silenus (29.44.15), also in our collection, were inspired by the designs of Roman sarcophagi once in the collections of the Della Valle family and in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. While demonstrating Mantegna’s refined knowledge of antique sources, these engravings above all attest to his boundless imaginative powers in reshaping imagery for a uniquely personal artistic vision.
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