Sibyl Reading

early 16th century
Ugo da Carpi (Italian, active about 1502–1532), After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, 1483–1520)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.089.6, Copy [B] (initials BVI partially visible)


Sheet: 26.9 x 22.2 cm (10 9/16 x 8 3/4 in.)(trimmed to the edge of the image)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from two blocks in green and dark brown

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto, upper right, in pen and black ink, the mark of Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1660; verso, bottom left-center, in brown ink, the duplicate stamp of the Albertina, Vienna (Lugt 5g); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1660; W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen