The Triumph of Caesar, Plate 5: Elephants and Torches

Andrea Andreani (Italian, 1558/59–1629), After Andrea Mantegna (Italian (Paduan, active in Mantua), about 1431–1506)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.101.11, Plate 5; Meyer 32, Plate 5


Sheet: 39.2 x 38.3 cm (15 7/16 x 15 1/16 in.) Image (borderline): 38.4 x 37.4 cm (15 1/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from four blocks, in four shades of gray-green

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, bottom left, in pen and black ink, the mark of Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785-1862)(cf. Lugt 269, 270); verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (1785–1862)(cf. Lugt 269, 270); James B. Ayer, Boston; to his children, Mrs. John E. Rousmanière, Mrs. Henderson Inches, Nathaniel F. Ayer, Esq., and James B. Ayer (1882-1968, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School); their gift to the MFA December 31, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer