Artist Andrea Mantegna, Italian, 1431-1506
  • The Descent to Hell
  • Christ in Limbo (alternate title)
Date between 1450 and 1500
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 16 3/8 × 13 3/8 inches (41.6 × 34 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S726
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamped, in red-violet, on verso: [horizontal oval]
July 1886, (H. Wunderlich and Co., New York, New York, USA).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hind, A. M. Early Italian Engraving. London, 1948, vol. 5, p. 18, no. 9 and vol. 6, plate 500.