Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Aeneas and the Sybil in the Underworld, 1530

"This is one of a series of eighty-two recorded plaques after the woodcut illustrations to Books I to IX of the Aeneid in Sebastian Brandt's edition of Virgil's Opera, printed by Johann Grüninger in Strasburg in 1502. The subject on this plaque, the Cumaean Sibyl escourting Aeneas through Tartarus, is from Book VI, and was copied from the woodcut on fol. 274 recto." - quote source

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