‘La Sibilla Persica”
Manner of Guercino, Italian, 1591-1666.
33 x 28 in. octagonal oil on canvas, late 18th century, period carved and gilt baroque frame.
An rare depiction of the Sybil of Persica in the style of Guercino, the Sybil holding a scroll with the inscription: ILLE DEUS CASTA NASCETUR VIRGINE MAGNUS …’ God himself will be born of a chaste virgin’. Housed in a magnificent 18th century carved baroque gilt-wood frame.