Raphael — Study for the Phrygian Sibyl, c. 1511.

Drawing: Red chalk, 26.1 x 16.6 cm. The British Museum, London.

The Phrygian Sibyl’; a draped woman seated to right, looking round to left Red chalk Verso: Drapery study for the lower half of a seated figure Red chalk.
The recto is a study for the so-called Phrygian Sibyl, painted in fresco 1511–12 immediately to the left of the arch, in the Chigi Chapel, S Maria della Pace, Rome. The verso drawing could be intended for an earlier version of the Tiburtine (?) Sibyl, as the positioning of the left foot on a vase suggests.Source

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