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Daniel; sitting on a throne, he holds and indicates to an open book c.1480-90
- Production date
- 1480-1490 (circa)
Height: 170 millimetres (cut along border)
Width: 102 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 Boston, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), and in the Rothschild collection (Louvre, Paris).
The image is faithfully copied from Baldini's prophet 'Daniel', only varying in the different spelling of various words of the inscriptions (for a comparison see Hind C.I.13.A and Mark J. Zucker, 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Commentary', vol. 24, part 1, 1993, p. 183, no. 064). Baldini's figure of the prophet was inspired (in reverse) by the seated Pilate in Schongauer's engraving of 'Christ before Pilate' from the series of the Passion (Bartsch 14; Hollstein 24).
According to Hind, the throne is generically similar to that in Botticelli's painting of 'Fortitude' of 1470 (Uffizi, Florence).
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