Nijmegen 1614 - 1669 Amsterdam
Painted circa 1650
Canvas, 100.6 x 83.2 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague
The sibyl is wearing a terracotta-red dress with the yellow sash draped over her left arm, gently waving. Her headscarf is also moving, giving the picture a further sense of urgency. Tarquin, with his exposed, muscular neck, is wrapped in a Roman toga that reveals a remarkable blue sleeve which only came to light after restoration. The palette employed for the figures reflects the colours used in the background.