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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)
Date:
1570–75
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
plate: 22 7/16 x 17 in. (57 x 43.2 cm) platemark sheet: 22 15/16 x 17 5/16 in. (58.3 x 44 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Goodwin M. Breinin, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.249
Not on view
As explained by Boorsch (in Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis 1985, p. 164) the dates of 1540 and 1549 engraved on some of the plates from the series is false. The plates should rather be dated to the early 1570s.
Inscription: Scratched in in the left margin, in reverse: '22 marzo 1549'

Marking: Stamped with the mark of Peter Lely (Lugt 2092)
Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis p.155 n.45.i; Bellini 1979, p. 140; Bellini 1998 p.77 n.15.i; 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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