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The Cumaean Sibyl

early 16th–mid 16th century
Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Copied after Agostino Veneziano (Italian, about 1490–after 1536)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XIV.109.123 (copy)(see Notes)


Sheet: 16.9 x 12.9 cm (6 5/8 x 5 1/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



This print is an impression of the print from London used in The Illustrated Bartsch to illustrate Bartsch XIV, 109, 123. The MFA print accession number P1242 is a deceptively similar print, and seems to be by the better hand. P1242 is therefore catalogued as the original of Bartsch 123, and this print is catalogued as the copy.


Verso, bottom left, stamped in black ink, an unidentified collector's mark (not in Lugt); verso, bottom center, stamped in black ink, the mark of Count Gregory Sergeievitch Stroganoff, Rome (died 1910)(Lugt 550); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt282a)


Count Gregory Sergeievitch Stroganoff, Rome (died 1910)(Lugt 550); William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1965, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: December 15, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in memory of W. G. Russell Allen