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Study of a Female Head for 'Sibylla Delphica'

Photo credit: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

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The Delphic Sibyl was the priestess of Apollo, who guarded the oracle at Delphi. This is a study for the head of the full length 'Sibylla Delphica', now in Manchester City Art Gallery. The finished painting, in which Botticelli's influence is apparent in the drapery, is purely decorative, in the Aesthetic style.

Cecil French Bequest


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    53.3 x 43.2 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Cecil French Bequest, 1954


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Cecil French Bequest

Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road, London, Greater London W14 8LZ England

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