Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Eritrean Sibyl; from the series of Prophets and Sibyls in the Sistine Chapel

Artist:
Engraved by Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantua ca. 1520–1582 Mantua)
Artist:
After Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome)
Publisher:
Nicolaus van Aelst (Flemish, Brussels 1526–1613 Rome)
Date:
1570–75
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 21 3/4 x 16 15/16 in. (55.3 x 43 cm) borderline
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.1108.1
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered: 'MICHAEL ANGELUS INVENT ET PINXIT GEORGIUS MANTUANUS FECIT' and 'Nic.o Van alst [sic] formis Romae'
Inscribed in pen and ink: 'Erithraea'
Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis p.155 n.45.ii; Bellini 1979, p. 140; Bellini 1998 p.77 n.15.ii; B.XV.393.21
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

Paolo Bellini "Incisioni di Giorgio Ghisi" Rassegna di studi e di notizie. 7, 1979.

Suzanne Boorsch, R. E. Lewis, Michal Lewis The Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985.

Paolo Bellini L'opera incisa di Giorgio Ghisi. Bassano del Grappa, 1998.



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