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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1895,0915.65

  • Description

    The Agrippine Sibyl, sitting on clouds, she is holding and indicating to an open a book. c.1480-90 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1480-1490 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 181 millimetres
    • Width: 108 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        The book is inscribed with: 'HOC VERBVM [...] GERMINABIT'; the inscription on a scroll behind her head reads: 'SIBYLLA AGRIPPO'; below are eight lines of text explaining the related prophecy: 'QUANDO SARA QVESTO SOMMO DILECTO [...] EREI E ABVONFIA PREGIOETHONORE'.
  • 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 fuller discussion of the issue see the entry for Hind C.II.11.B.II: P&D 1868-8-22-10). The present engraving is the first state of the print; the BM possesses another version of the same state (see Hind C.II.12.B.Ia: P&D 1868-6-12-281). Other examples of the first state are in Vienna, Ambrosiana, Milan (uncertain if first or second state) and in the Rothschild collection (Louvre, Paris). The BM also possesses the third state of the print, issued from a different plate and further reworked (see P&D V.1.27). For a discussion of this print see the entry for Hind C.II.12.B.Ia (P&D 1868-6-12-281).

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  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2404.059.S.1 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 C.II.12.B.Ib bibliographic details
    • Bartsch XIII.95.20 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1895

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1895,0915.65

The Agrippine Sibyl, sitting on banks of clouds, holding and indicating an open a book inscribed "HOC VERBVM [...] GERMINABIT"; inscribed "SIBYLLA AGRIPPO" on a scroll behind her head; below are eight lines of text explaining the related prophecy: "QUANDO SARA QVESTO SOMMO DILECTO [...] EREI E ABVONFIA PREGIOETHONORE".  c.1480-90  Engraving

The Agrippine Sibyl, sitting on banks of clouds, holding and indicating an open a book inscribed "HOC VERBVM [...] GERMINABIT"; inscribed "SIBYLLA AGRIPPO" on a scroll behind her head; below are eight lines of text explaining the related prophecy: "QUANDO SARA QVESTO SOMMO DILECTO [...] EREI E ABVONFIA PREGIOETHONORE". c.1480-90 Engraving

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