- Marble and crystal ball
- Object: 1625 x 1225 x 1110 mm
- Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1904
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.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II
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