Stipple; ink collector's mark on verso. Sheet size: 280 x 195mm (11 x 7¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A seated figure, wearing a decorative head-piece, depicted with a music book. The subject has the attributes of St. Cecilia, the Patron Saint of musicians and Church music, and the viola di gamba, seen in the background to the right, and sheet music are indicative of the artist portraying the subject as the saint. After the painting 'The Cumaean Sibyl' (1616-17) by Domenichino (1581-1641), now in the Galleria Borghese, Rome.
[Ref: 36841] £190.00