The Persian Sibyl

after Guercino (Cento 1591 – Bologna 1666)
National Trust Inventory Number 493606

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1600 - 1699
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1190 x 910 mm
Place of origin Italy
Collection Grantham House, Lincolnshire
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, The Persian Sibyl, after Guercino (Cento 1591 – Bologna 1666). The Sibyl in a yellow dress with blue border and orange and brown cloak wearing a turban and standing by plinth resting her head on her left hand with elbow on a book on whcih is inscribed SIBILLA PERSICA; facing half right and writing with a quill. This ia a copy to scale of the original painted for conte Carlo Rondinelli, Governor of Guercino's native Cento, in 1647, which is now in the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome.


Given to the National Trust by the Misses Winifred and Marion Sedgwick in 1944 - 50, having presumably been acquired or inherited by their mother, who became the tenant of Grantham House in 1884, and inherited it from her brother in 1924

Marks and inscriptions

Label on stretcher: W.BOSWELL, FINE ART GALLERIES, 48 London Street, Norwich

Makers and roles

after Guercino (Cento 1591 – Bologna 1666) , artist


Il Guercino. Dipinti e Disegni Il Guercino e Lal Bottega (Denis Mahon), Museo Civico Archeologico Cento, Pinacoteca Civica e Chiesa del Rosario, Bologna, 6 September - 10 November 1991, for original see n. 111

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