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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1895,0915.55

  • Description

    The Delphic Sibyl, sitting on a rock by the sea, she is holding in her right hand an ivory horn and in her left a scroll. c.1470-80 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1470-1480 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 179 millimetres
    • Width: 108 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        The scroll in her left hand is inscribed with: 'SIbILLA DELFICHA'; the inscription on the scroll above reads: 'NASCETVR PROPHETA [...] HUMANA CORRVPTIONE'; below are eight lines of text explaining the related prophecy: 'NONE DAESER LENTA MATRANqVILLA [...] FATTA PER CHEL CHEPVO CHE IDIO DARA'; at the upper left the number 3 is added.
  • 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 figure is a reverse and modified copy of 'St Mark' from the series of engravings of the 'Four Evangelists' by the German Master E.S. (for a reproduction see 'The Illustrated Bartsch', vol. 8, p. 63). Other impressions are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Vienna, Paris and in the Rothschild collection (Louvre, Paris).

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  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2403.078 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 C.II.3.A bibliographic details
    • Bartsch XIII.173.27 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1895

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1895,0915.55

The Delphic Sibyl, sitting on a rock by the sea, holding an ivory horn in her r hand and in her l a scroll inscribed "SIbILLA DELFICHA"; scroll inscribed "NASCETVR PROPHETA [...] HUMANA CORRVPTIONE" above; below are eight lines of text explaining the related prophecy: "NONE DAESER LENTA MATRANqVILLA [...] FATTA PER CHEL CHEPVO CHE IDIO DARA"; the number 3 added in the upper l.  c.1470-80  Engraving

The Delphic Sibyl, sitting on a rock by the sea, holding an ivory horn in her r hand and in her l a scroll inscribed "SIbILLA DELFICHA"; scroll inscribed "NASCETVR PROPHETA [...] HUMANA CORRVPTIONE" above; below are eight lines of text explaining the related prophecy: "NONE DAESER LENTA MATRANqVILLA [...] FATTA PER CHEL CHEPVO CHE IDIO DARA"; the number 3 added in the upper l. c.1470-80 Engraving

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