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Augustus and the Tiburtine sibyl, fragment of a design for stained glass; the sibyl seen from behind and pointing upwards, to right are four women, one carrying a bird (parrot?), all wearing elaborate dress
Silverpoint on pale blue prepared paper; squared for transfer
- Production date
Height: 391 millimetres
Width: 240 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- A related painting, in which only the four figures on the right are directly comparable, is in the Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna.
Literature: Renate Trnek, 'Das "Sibyllentüchlein" in der Wiener Akademiegalerie', in Alte und moderne Kunst, vol.28, 1983, pp.1-8, repr. fig.5 (as 'Holländische Schule, 1. Viertel 16. Jahrhundert?'); John Oliver Hand in 'Drawing in Silver and Gold: from Leonardo to Jasper Johns' Princeton and Oxford, 2015, p. 35, pl. 17; Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner and Jenny Bescoby, ' Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: technical examination and analysis', London, 2016, p. 22, 24, 75.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings (no cat.)
2015 May-Jul, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
2015 10 Sep-6 Dec, London, British Museum, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1860,0616.133-139 were acquired after the sale from Tiffin's purchases at the Lawrence/ Woodburn sale; they were not commission bids with him acting as agent for the BM.
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