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Elisha; seated on a decorated bench, he holds in his left hand a scroll inscribed: 'ELISEO PROPHETA'; his right hand is extended upon an open book which rests on a lectern. c.1480-90
- Production date
- 1480-1490 (circa)
Height: 174 millimetres (cut along border)
Width: 100 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, Boston, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and in the Rothschild collection (Louvre, Paris).
The image is copied from Baldini's prophet 'Baruch' (Hind C.I.11.A and Mark J. Zucker, 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Commentary', vol. 24, part 1, 1993, p. 180, no. 062); this version only varies from its model in the less elaborate turban and in the different spelling of various words of the inscriptions.
- Not on display
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