A Sibyl reading

John SKIPPE
Date
1782
Description

After Michelangelo. Printed in black ink on blue paper mounted on its original laid paper support sheet with drawn borderlines. LeBlanc III, 34, 14. With a letterpress inscription on the base of the Sibyl’s chair
A fine impression on a full sheet. The deckle edges of the support a little creased, otherwise in excellent condition. 390 x 252mm.
Skippe is here evoking the effect of the chiaroscuro drawing on tinted paper that was popular in the 16th Century. He also made three-block chiaroscuro woodcuts as a part of an 18th Century revival of interest in that technique.

Price
$1,800