Exhibition

King David and the Wise Women: Guercino at Waddesdon

1 March - 1 October 2024

Guercino’s King David and three sibyls to be united for the first time

In 2024, Waddesdon Manor will showcase four paintings by renowned Bolognese artist Guercino, including King David (1651) from its collection, as well as three sibyls (female prophets from antiquity, all 1951) on loan from the National Gallery and the Royal Collection.

Originally commissioned as pairs, King David and The Cumaean Sibyl were separated when the latter was purchased by a Medici prince, leading to the creation of The Samean Sibyl as a replacement. This exhibition marks the first time the intended pair and its replacement will be displayed together, along with a third sibyl in the form of the Libyan Sibyl.

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Waddesdon

Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
01296 820414

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Waddesdon is open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm (last admission 3pm).

All visitors, including Art Fund members who have free admission, are encouraged to pre-book their tickets. Timed admission for the House must be booked in advance.

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