The Triumph of Julius Caesar: Caesar Triumphant

The Triumph of Julius Caesar: Caesar Triumphant


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Andrea Andreani

(Italian, about 1558–1610)

after Andrea Mantegna

(Italian, 1431-1506)

Chiaroscuro woodcut

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1930.583.10

Catalogue raisonné: Bartsch XII.101.11 # 9 of a set of 9 (p. 102)



Enthroned in an elaborate chariot, Caesar rides past a triumphal arch. He holds a palm branch, the traditional attribute of Victory, depicted here as the winged allegorical figure holding a laurel crown above Caesar’s head. Ancient reports of triumphs agree this task was typically assigned to a slave. The words VENI, VEDI, VICI on the banner famously translate as “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

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PR - Chiaroscuro
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Dudley P. Allen Fund

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