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The Cumoean Sibyl, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Romanelli (copy after)
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1618
1877
Old
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 575
"Giovanni Fran. Romanelli. (1618-1662. Viterbo. The Cumoean sibyl. 29 x 39. Original in the National Museum, Naples. This is the sibyl (see no. 573.], who is said to have foretold the birth of Christ. The myth runs that she lived over thirteen centuries, in fulfillment of a request made by her to Apollo, who had fallen in love with her and who granted it. She conducted Aeneas into the infernal regions and disappeared after having sold Tarquin the proud, King of Rome, three books of prophecy for the same price demanded by her for the original nine, and which he had refused. She destroyed them in threes until the king at last looked at the remaining ones and recognized their value." (see serial 04120399 for commentary on sibyls in general)
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Sibyl
Figure female
Control number:
AECI 04120401
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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