Framed Set of nine Sibyl Prints by Raffaello Schiaminossi

The Irvington Historical Society has had many fund raiser donations, but NEVER a donation of Italian Renaissance art! If you are interested in classical art, the Italian Renaissance or printing read on.

Raffaello Schiaminossi published his prints in Rome between 1606 – 1614. He used the relatively new medium of Intaglio (etching) to produce religious, historical and portrait work.

This handwritten note from a previous owner is on the dust cover:
          Original Engraving 1606-1609 by Raffaello Schiaminossi (also spelled 

          Schiaminosse).  Born 1570 Died 1622. A native of Borgo S. Sepolcro,

          was a scholar of Raffaellino del Colle. He painted history with success,

          but more known as an engraver than a painter. He sometimes used a 

          monogram composed of the letters R. A. S. F.

          This set of Silyls(sic) are his own design. These were given to me by my 

          friend Mary Doyle Beckman.

                                                                                           - Karl O. Staufenbeil
                            [Karl Staufenbeil was an Indianapolis art dealer and framer who died

                             in 2011. Both he and Mary Doyle Beckman were Eastside residents]

Estimated value: $600.00
Sale Price:  $600.00


Nine images of a known set of ten intaglio prints by Raffaello Schiaminossi. The 7” x 9.5” sheets are woven together to form the full 28” X 36” framed work. The images are clean and on good quality paper. Each plate, shows the title and SRAF signature. The back reveals a pencil sketch, plate marks from the printing process and numbering from a previous collector. The Sibyls were oracles or prophetic priestess in Ancient Greece.