- Museum number
Jonah; facing left and sitting on clouds, he holds a book in his left hand and in a small whale in his right. c.1480-90.
- Production date
- 1480-1490 (circa)
Height: 175 millimetres (cut along border)
Width: 98 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 and in the Rothschild collection (Louvre, Paris).
The image is faithfully copied from Baldini's prophet 'Jonah', only varying in the different spelling of various words of the inscriptions (for a comparison see Hind C.I.17.A and Mark J. Zucker, 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Commentary', vol. 24, part 1, 1993, p. 189, no. 068).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007/8 Oct-Feb, BM P&D, Whales in Print
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number