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The Cimmerian Sibyl: 4042

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Titles

The Cimmerian Sibyl

Maker(s)

Maccari, Leopoldo (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

From the University Purchase Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 290 mm
Width: 263 mm

Relative size of this object

26.3 m29 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1875) by The Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

School or Style

Italian Sienese School

Materials used in production

Black ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink on lightly squared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ET MORTIS FATUM FINI / ET,TRIUM DIERUM SO / MNO SUSCEPTO. TUNC / AMORTUIS REGRESSUS / IN LUCEM VENIET PRIM / UM RESURRECTIONIS / INITIUM OSTENDENS
  • Location: Above left
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: SIBYLLA CUMAEA, / QUAM PISO INANN / ALIBUS NOMINAT
  • Location: Below, right of centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink

Inscription present: with a line of scale running from the top of the paper

  • Text: C.82 1/2
  • Location: Left
  • Method of creation: Black ink?

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 4042
Primary reference Number: 37534
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/37534 Accessed: 2021-12-09 14:05:50

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