Henry Alfred Pegram

Sibylla Fatidica

1904

Artist
Henry Alfred Pegram 1862–1937
Medium
Marble and crystal ball
Dimensions
Object: 1625 x 1225 x 1110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1904
Reference
N01945

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N01945 SIBYLLA FATIDICA 1904

Inscr. ‘Henry Pegram, Sct. 1904.’ b.l.
Bianco duro marble, 61×49×38 1/2 (155×124×98), on a shallow plinth of verde mare and with a detachable crystal ball.
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1904.
Exh: R.A., 1904 (1694).
Repr :Royal Academy Pictures, 1904, p.7; M. H. Spielmann, British Sculpture and Sculptors of To-Day, 1901, p.97.

An old sibyl in hooded cloak gazes into a crystal globe held in her left hand, and reads the future to a woman who has fallen across her knees in despair at the decree of the Fates. Round the base are the twelve signs of the zodiac.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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