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"The Risen Christ between St. Andrew and St. Longinus"

RU inscr. in ink v. "Fountaine Waljer"; inscr. in pencil v. "Heseltine Coll"; inscr. in pencil v. "43"; inscr. in pencil v. "Arundel Colln"; stamped v. "T. Wilson"; stamped v. "I.P.H."; stamped v. "JAMcC" CRE MANTEGNA, Andrea; (Italian; 1431-1506) Bartsch 1. During the period that this engraving was produced this iconography was rarely depicted but later grew in popularity. St. Longinus was present at Christ?s crucifixion: he was in fact the Roman soldier who lanced Christs' side. He bows his head in adoration of Christ, representing the converted gentile. St. Andrew - who also died on a cross - is easily recognisable. He appears in his usual guise of elderly man, and is accompanied by his attribute, the cross. Beyond the figures is Christ?s tomb with the lid removed. Mantegna keeps the setting deliberately schematic and frieze-like.