The Prophet Joel

Six Prophets and Sibyls

The Prophet Joel

early 1570s

Giorgio Ghisi

(Italian, 1520-1582)

after Michelangelo Buonarroti

(Italian, 1475-1564)


Support: Two sheets (joined) of cream(1) laid paper, with edges (reinforced) laid down on strips (2 cm. wide) of laid paper

Sheet: 55.9 x 41.5 cm (22 x 16 5/16 in.); Secondary Support: 57.7 x 42.9 cm (22 11/16 x 16 7/8 in.)

Gift of Jane and Robert Lewis in memory of Harold Fallon 1990.58

Catalogue raisonné: Lewis&Boorsch 44

State: ii/v


This series represents six of the Old Testament Prophets, as depicted in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling frescos, painted between 1508 and 1512.

See also
PR - Engraving
Type of artwork: 

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