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Sibylla Persica

Artist:
Pietro Fontana (Italian, 1762–1837)
Artist:
Giovanni Volpato (Italian, Bassano 1732–1803 Rome)
Artist:
After Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, Cento 1591–1666 Bologna)
Publisher:
Pietro Palo Montagnani (Italian, active late 18th–early 19th century)
Date:
late 18th century
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Mount: 20 3/8 × 14 1/8 in. (51.8 × 35.8 cm) Sheet: 14 × 10 1/16 in. (35.5 × 25.5 cm) Plate: 13 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (35 × 24.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.600.2321
Not on view
This print, after Guercino, was executed by Pietro Fontana under the direction of Giovanni Volpato.
Inscription: At right center: SIBILLA PERSCIA
At lower left: Francsicus Barvieri vulgo il Guercino pinx.
At lower right: Petrus Fontana del. et sculp. Romae. / Joan Volpato direxit
At bottom center: SIBILLA PERSICA SUO NOMINE SAMBETHE DICTA Suid. Hist. pag. 851. / Al Nobil Vomo il Sig.r Conte fiuseppe remondini / Amatore delle Belle Arti
At lower right: Pietro Fontana D.D.D.
At bottom center: EX PINACOTHÈCA CAPITOLINA / Roma apud Montagnani ad Pasqunum

Marking: On verso of mount at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
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