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

Artist:
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; second state of five (BLL)
Dimensions:
Sheet (Trimmed): 22 7/16 × 17 1/4 in. (57 × 43.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.70.3(5)
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in image bottom center: "MICHAEL ANGELUS INVENIT ET PINXIT GEORGIUS MANTUANUS FECIT / Nic.o Van aelst formis Romae"; traces of erased inscription in the tablet at center
John Edward Rudge (British, 1792–1861); Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London)
Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis 155.45.ii; Bellini 1979, p. 140; Bellini 1998, 77.15.ii; Bartsch XV.393.21; TIB 31[15], 59.21.ii
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803, cat. no. 21, p. 393.

TIB The Illustrated Bartsch. Abaris Books, 1978–, cat. no. 21.ii, p. 59, ill.

Paolo Bellini "Incisioni di Giorgio Ghisi" Rassegna di studi e di notizie. 7, 1979, p. 140.

Suzanne Boorsch, R. E. Lewis, Michal Lewis The Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985, cat. no. 45.ii, p. 155, ill.

Paolo Bellini L'opera incisa di Giorgio Ghisi. Bassano del Grappa, 1998, cat. no. 15.ii, p. 77, ill.



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