In 1692, Triumphs of Caesar which is one of nine canvases was acquired by Charles I in 1629. Since 1630, the paintings have been hung at Hampton Court close to London. They are placed in a special gallery in a new continuous frame so that it can capture their original look and setting. The painting was done using the technique referred to as tempera, on canvas that measured 267x278 cm.
Mantegna was an important humanist painter during his time, and his interest in literature and archaeology gave him the foundation of art that was directed towards the upper class. This led him to create the Triumph of Ceasar, which he painted for a decade since 1485-1495.
Over the years, there have been numerous repaintings that have been done on them for restoration purposes. If you combine each canvas, it spans 70 meters. The painting illustrates Ceasar who is returning from successful campaigns, in a procession of standard-bearers, Roman soldiers, musicians, exotic animals, captives, and other assortments like arms, gold vases, and intricate sculpture. Mantegna was inspired by the written accounts of the celebratory processions and the antiquities that were in the possession of the Duke.
After their sale in 1629, the collection did not retain its original style, and a disastrous restoration happened, that caused a rash decision to be made where the collection was dipped in paraffin wax. This made the paintings to appear as invisible.
But in 1962, a new restoration was done by John Braeley, who was supervised by Anthony Blunt to produce an amazing set. Although the current paintings have a few more changes than their former sets, there is still a lot of the original work that is still being depicted. If you consider the earlier depictions of the paintings, it is easy to appreciate the work done to restore the original glory of the paintings.