Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on a tapestry, featuring Tiburtine Sibyl, collected by the Met Museum.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman concerns an unattributed tapestry, Coronation of the Virgin, depicting the prophetic figure Tiburtine Sibyl, collected by the Met Museum. In the document, Neiman has written a brief history of Sibyl, singling her out as “(1) [a woman] of antiquity reputed to possess powers of prophecy or divination” and “(2) a female prophet or witch.” That said, he fails to connect this description of the preternatural back to the piece. Neiman lived and worked just across the park from the museum at his live-in studio in Hotel Des Artists, and most likely saw the work there on one of his many visits.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_1357

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Met. Mus of Art
Tiburtine Sibyl
Tapestry Southern Netherlands 1500-1515
title – CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN
A very elegant figure on the lower left.
Sibyl
(1) Women of antiquity reputed to posses powers of prophecy or divination
(2) A female prophet or witch 1250-1300[;] seer – prophetess, oracle, (soothsayer A PERSON WHO CLAIMS TO FORTEL EVENTS)
John Springer
April 8

Original Format

Felt-tipped pen and pencil on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_1357.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed October 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/126.