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Moses; sitting on clouds, holding and displaying the two Tablets of the Ten Commandments; two beams of light emanate from the prophet's head. c.1480-90
- Production date
- 1480-1490 (circa)
Height: 170 millimetres (cut along border)
Width: 106 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The print belongs to a group of twenty-four 'Prophets' and twelve 'Sibyls' executed in a style called by Hind the 'Broad Manner' and now attributed to Francesco Rosselli; the group is based on the earlier series of the same subject engraved in the 'Fine Manner' by Baccio Baldini (for a discussion of the issue see the entry for Hind C.I.12.B.I: P&D 1845-8-25-400).
The present engraving is the first state of the print, issued before it was reworked; other examples of the first state are in Vienna, Berlin, Boston, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), and in the Rothschild collection (Louvre, Paris). The BM also possesses the third state of the print (the second one in Zucker's opinion), heavily reworked (see P&D V.1.14).
The image is faithfully copied from Baldini's prophet 'Moses', only varying in the different spelling of various words of the inscriptions (for a comparison see Hind C.I.3.A and Mark J. Zucker, 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Commentary', vol. 24, part 1, 1993, p. 168, no. 054).
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