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Haggai; facing left and sitting on clouds, he is holding and reading a book. c.1480-90
- Production date
- 1480-1490 (circa)
Height: 167 millimetres (cut along border)
Width: 97 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 (MusLouvre, Paris).
The image is substantially alike Baldini's prophet 'Haggai' (Hind C.I.20.A and Mark J. Zucker, 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Commentary', vol. 24, part 1, 1993, p. 194, no. 071), which in turn was based on the 'Woman holding a helmet and a coat-of-arms' by the German Master E.S. Rosselli altered the shape of the hat, omitted the ornamental collar of the mantle and eliminated the angular veil; moreover, this version varies in the different spelling of various words of the inscriptions.
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