One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Characteristic of or resembling the style of Mantegna (distinguished by a clarity of drawing and use of colour, a skilled use of foreshortening and perspective, and a keen interest in antiquarian and architectural detail). Of an artist: working in the style of Mantegna.
Late 19th century. From the name of Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter and engraver + -esque.
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