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Catalog Number PAP.Wells.1923.130
Title Sibilla Persica (La Sibilla Persica)
Artist Guercino, 1591-1666
Date n.d.
Description View of the Persian Sibyl wearing a turban-like headcovering, a dress, and a cloak; 3/4ths length view; she is turned 3/4ths to her left; she gazes at the viewer; she leans her heads on her left hand; her left elbow is resting on a book inscribed on the pages with "Sibilla Persica"; she is writing with a quill on paper with her right hand; from Guercino's oil painting from 1647
Object Name Print
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Engraving
Dimensions H-47.3 W-33.8 cm
Credit line Gift of Mrs. William Storrs Wells (Annie Raynor)
Provenance 1923, June - Gift of Mrs. William Storrs Wells (Annie Raynor)
Additional Inscriptions and Marks back, in pencil: Sibilla Persica in Florence

stamped, in black ink: Exr
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pencil
Inscription Location Below Print
Inscriptions and Marks lower left: H
lower center: Perfetti
lower right: IEDW/$es.- || 300p
Collection Works on Paper - Wells Collection
People Wells, Anna Cole Raynor, 1854-1935
Guercino, 1591-1666
Notes After a painting by Guido Reni. This work was mislabeled "098." identified as Sibilla Persica but this is the correct Persica.