Catalogue entry


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