- Museum number
The Tiburtine Sibyl, facing right and sitting on a rock by the sea, she is wearing a goatskin about her shoulders and is holding an open book on her lap. c.1470-80
- Production date
- 1470-1480 (circa)
Height: 179 millimetres
Width: 108 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 'Fine Manner' and now attributed to Baccio Baldini. No difference of states is known for the series of 'Sibyls' (for this set see the entry for Hind C.I.12.B.I: P&D 1895-9-15-54).
The image is a modified reverse copy of 'St Matthew' from the series of engravings of the 'Four Evangelists' by the German Master E.S. (for a reproduction see 'The Illustrated Bartsch', vol. 23, p. 65).
Other impressions are in Berlin, Boston, Vienna and in the Rothschild collection (Louvre, Paris).
The Tiburtine Sibyl - one of the most famous in the group - was believed to have foretold the coming of Christ to the Emperor Augustus on the Capitoline Hill.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 -2016 4 Nov - 28 Mar, London, The National Gallery, 'Visions of Paradise: Botticini's Palmeri Altarpiece'
- Acquisition date
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