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Sibylla Persica

Pietro Fontana (Italian, 1762–1837)
Giovanni Volpato (Italian, Bassano 1732–1803 Rome)
After Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, Cento 1591–1666 Bologna)
Pietro Palo Montagnani (Italian, active late 18th–early 19th century)
late 18th century
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)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
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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