The Massacre of the Innocents

This picture and the other 'Massacre of the Innocents' in the Collection by the same artist are probably fragments from a single work. Details of the work are taken from Mantegna's engravings of 'The Entombment' and 'Bacchanal with a Wine-press'.

Some details recur (with variations) in Mocetto's engravings 'The Killing of the Sow' and 'The Altar of Sacrifice' and in a fresco ascribed to him in Verona.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1458 - 1531
Full title
The Massacre of the Innocents
Date made
about 1500-25
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, presumably transferred from wood
67.9 x 44.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1888
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Massacre of the Innocents

Gerolamo Mocetto
about 1500-25
Gerolamo Mocetto: 'The Massacre of the Innocents'