Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

DAC Collection Object Information

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Probably Florentine

The Phrygian Sybil,

Engraving on laid paper

Broad-manner engraving after an earlier fine-manner image, with indications of double printing or ghosts prior to working (most noticeable in the lettering and also present in the figure).

Print impression quality: Good; from reworked plate

Dimensions (Plate): 175 x 106 mm (6.9 x 4.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 183 x 114 mm (7.2 x 4.5 in.)

Watermark: Unidentified incomplete watermark

Accession number: 1938.D1.7

Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1938

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Duplicate from the British Museum (Lugt 300, 305) and from the J.P. Heseltine collection (Lugt 1507, 1508)

Bibliography: Hind C.II-9B (vol. 1, p. 180), plate 252; Bartsch 29 (vol. 13, p. 98); see also Bartsch 17 (vol. 13, p. 94); National Gallery of Art, Early Italian Engraving, pp. 47–62, for a discussion of Rosselli’s prophets and sybils; Richard S. Field, ed., A Census of Fifteenth-century Prints in Public Collections of the United States and Canada (New Haven, CT: Print Council of America, 1995).

Work Type: print

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