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The Cumaean Sibyl

This print is not the same print as the print from London used in The Illustrated Bartsch to illustrate Bartsch XIV, 109, 123. The print in the MFA with accession number 65.1779 is an impression of the print used in The Illustrated Bartsch. This print (P1242) may be the original, and is...

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Verso, bottom left, stamped in black ink, an unidentified collector's mark (not in Lugt); verso, bottom left, stamped in blue ink, the mark of Emile-Louis Galichon, Paris (1829-1875)(Lugt 1058); verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


An unidentified collector (mark not in Lugt); Emile-Louis Galichon, Paris (1829-1875)(Lugt 1058); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

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Harvey D. Parker Collection


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XIV, 109, 123, i/ii; Passavant 31

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