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The Sibyls / Sibylla Europaea

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1875,0710.317

  • Title (object)

    • Sibylla Europaea

    Title (series)

    • The Sibyls
  • Description

    Plate 9 from a set of eighteen plates, sixteen medallions representing Sibyls, a titlepage and a coat of arms; composition placed in a circle; Sibylla Europaea, seen in half-length, holding a staff and a book. 1601
    Engraving with etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1601
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 148 millimetres
    • Width: 117 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in the border around the circle: "Sibylla Europaea...existens"; below the image with the verse: "Virginis...gnatus" and in the right corner with: "9."
  • Curator's comments

    A painting of the same Sibyl is attributed to Abraham Janssens I, now at Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, inv.no. 5151; it is possible Janssens worked after Passe. [Information from Nanny Schrijvers]

  • Bibliography

    • Franken 1881 292 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 326 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Small)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1875

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1875,0710.317

Plate from a set of eighteen plates, sixteen medallions representing Sibyls, a titlepage and a coat of arms; composition placed in a circle; Sibylla Europaea, seen in HL, holding a staff and a book. 1601  Engraving with etching

Plate from a set of eighteen plates, sixteen medallions representing Sibyls, a titlepage and a coat of arms; composition placed in a circle; Sibylla Europaea, seen in HL, holding a staff and a book. 1601 Engraving with etching

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