- Museum number
Joel; facing right and sitting on clouds, in his right hand he holds a book and in his left a scroll . c.1480-90
- Production date
- 1480-1490 (circa)
Height: 174 millimetres (cut along border)
Width: 95 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), Berlin, Pavia (Raccolta Malaspina, Museo Civico) and in the Rothschild collection (Louvre, Paris).
The image is faithfully copied from Baldini's prophet 'Jeremiah' (Hind C.I.14.A and Mark J. Zucker, 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Commentary', vol. 24, part 1, 1993, p. 185, no. 065), only varying in the rounder shapes of the clouds and in the different spelling of various words of the inscriptions.
- Not on display
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