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Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl, after Parmigianino
34.6 cm x 26.7 cm (13 5/8 in. x 10 1/2 in.)
Antonio da Trento
(active circa 1510 - circa 1550)
Medium and Support:
Chiaroscuro woodcut from two blocks, tone block printed in pale olive
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1964
The Tiburtine Sibyl, a prophetess associated with ancient Rome, was said to have shown the Emperor Augustus a vision of the advent of Christ. This chiaroscuro, one of Trento’s most controlled and beautiful, seems to have been a composite of several designs by Parmigianino.