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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1860,0616.134

  • Description

    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

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1520s
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • 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.

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  • Bibliography

    • Sell et al 2015 17 bibliographic details
    • Popham (D & F) 1932 79 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Netherlandish Roy XVc/Early XVIc)

  • 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'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1860

  • 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.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1860,0616.134

Augustus and the Tiburtine sibyl, fragment of a design for stained glass; the sibyl seen from behind and pointing upwards, to r are four women, one carrying a hawk, all wearing elaborate dress Metalpoint, squared for transfer, on pale blue prepared paper

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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 r are four women, one carrying a hawk, all wearing elaborate dress Metalpoint, squared for transfer, on pale blue prepared paper

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