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Ghisi - Prophets and Sibyls from the Sistine Ceiling

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ca. 1570-1573
16th century
557 x 436 mm (21.9 x 17.2 in.)

Giorgio Ghisi, Italian, (1520–1582)
After Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian, (1475–1564)

Alternative title: The Eritrean Sibyl
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving
State: Second of five states
Print impression quality: Very fine
Series: from set of six engravings Prophets and Sibyls from the Sistine Ceiling
Marks: Signed in plate, along bottom: monogram and date
Marks: Watermark: Watermark?
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Paul Davidsohn (Lugt 654); Karl Ferdinand Friedrich von Nagler (Lugt 2529)
Bibliography: Bartsch 19; Boorsch 45 ii/v; Bernardine Barnes, Michelangelo in Print: Reproductions as Response in the Sixteenth Century (Ashgate, 2010), pp. 38–40, 42–43, 172, on the set of Prophets and Sibyls.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1973
Accession Number: 1973.37.2.3

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Bible
  • New Testament
  • prophets - Those who foretell future events, especially divinely inspired revelations. WCOL9 [December 1992 alternate term added. December 1990 descriptor added.]
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 557 x 436 mm (21.9 x 17.2 in.)

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