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The Sibyl and a Child Bearing a Torch

A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut from two blocks in black and ochre on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut from two blocks in black and ochre on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1520-40

Artist:

Artist Unknown (16th century)
after Ugo da Carpi (Italian, c. 1480-after 1535)
after Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (Italian, 1483-1520)

About this artwork

This mysterious composition of a woman reading a book by torchlight was made by printing two woodblocks on top of each other, one for the beige tone, the other for the black lines. The initial R in the upper left attributes the design to Raphael, who collaborated with Ugo da Carpi, the first artist to practice color-printing in Italy. This is an impression of one of three versions by unknown artists who copied Ugo’s original print, attesting to the popularity of this design.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Ugo da Carpi

Title

The Sibyl and a Child Bearing a Torch

Origin

Italy

Date

1520–1540

Medium

Chiaroscuro woodcut from two blocks in black and ochre on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

276 × 219 mm

Credit Line

Print and Drawing Club Fund

Reference Number

1958.559

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