Old Italian Masters

The Cumaean Sibyl

(American, 1852–1931)
(Italian, 1475–1564)
Catalogue raisonné: Smith 241
Location: not on view
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In the 1800s many artists were inspired by the Italian Renaissance, seeing in it the clarity and classical ideals they valued. Timothy Cole traveled to Europe in 1883 for a commission to engrave images after Italian Renaissance works for an audience in the United States. This wood engraving reproduces one of Michelangelo’s monumental sibyls from the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
The Cumaean Sibyl

The Cumaean Sibyl


Timothy Cole, Michelangelo Buonarroti

(American, 1852–1931), (Italian, 1475–1564)
America, 19th century

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