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Production People
Francesco Rosselli (Print made by)artist bio
Rosselli, Francesco
b Florence, 1448; d Florence, before 1513
Title / Description
The Hellespontine Sibyl, from the series Prophets and Sibyls
 
Date
c. 1485-90
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
175 x 103 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Inscribed at left of the Sibyl's head: 'SIBILLA/ELISPO[N]TICA' on the scroll: 'EX ECCELSO HABITACVLO RESP[EX]SIT DEVS HVMILES ET In TE/RRIS NOVISIMIS DIEBVS EX HEBRA VIRGINE NASC/ETVR' in the margin below the image: 'NELLA MIESCOLA STANDO VIDI FARE/TANTONVNA FANTINA GRANDE ONORE/QVALE I[N] VERGINITA SIVVOL SALVARE/E PER DIVINA GRATIA E SVO VALORE/DISCENDE I[N] LEI EVIENE AI[EN]CARNARE/FIGLVOLO CHE EIA [sic] DITANTO SPLENDORE/E FIE DIDDIO SVO FIGLVOLO VERACIE/CHETVTTO ELSECOLNOSTRO PORRA I[N] PACE'
State
first state of three
 
Watermark
not visible through mount
Provenance
István Halász
 
References
Hind I.180.C.II.8B info
Arthur Mayger Hind, Early Italian Engraving: A Critical Catalogue with Complete Reproduction of All the Prints Described, vols. 1-4 (part 1, Florentine Engravings and Anonymous Prints of Other Schools), London 1938; vols. 5-7 (part 2, Known Masters Other Than Florentines, Monogrammists and Anonymous), London 1948

Bartsch XIII.94.14 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Zucker in TIB 1994, 2404.055.S1 (first state of three) info
Mark J. Zucker, Early Italian Masters, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 24, Part 2 (Commentary), New York 1994
 
Comment
This print belongs to the series of twenty-four Prophets and twelve Sibyls, modeled after the series of the same subject by Baccio Baldini (TIB 2403.052-.089), executed in the Broad Manner and Italianate in style whereas Baldini's are in the Fine Manner and mostly Germanic in style. Rosselli's prints vary from faithful copies of Baldini's prints to loose adapations. In this print Rosselli slightly modified his model by transforming the elderly sibyl into a younger woman, and omitting the terrain of grass and rock.
 
Inventory Number
1952-3981
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 15th century: Mounted I
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