MANTEGNA, Andrea
(b. 1431, Isola di Carturo, d. 1506, Mantova)

Self-Portrait

1504-06
Bronze, height 47 cm
Cappella di Giovanni Battista, Sant'Andrea, Mantua

This bust in Mantegna's funerary chapel is a very natural portrait with his head encircled by a laurel wreath, following the tradition of the portraits of Roman patricians. The bronze cast was created by a medallion maker after a clay model made by Mantegna himself.




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