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Philosopher's Landscape; or Diogenes throwing away his Cup, (painting)

Artist:
Brown, G. L.
Rosa (copy after)
Subject:
Diogenes
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 168
Copied by G.L. Brown, at the Pitti Palace, Florence, from the original, by Salvator Rosa, who has given his own portrait in the figure talking with Diogenes. (Page 165, Ancient Apothegems, No. 138.) Diogenes happening to see a boy drink out of the hollow of his hand, said: "This boy in point of frugality, has got the better of me; whereas I carry about with me an unnecessary cup:" and saying thus, he pulled his wooden cup out of his bag, and threw it away; adding, "I was ignorant that nature had provided for us, even in this respect also." [P. 7.]
Catalogue of Paintings, Engravings, &c. at the Picture Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society. First Annual Exhibition, 1848. Baltimore: Printed by John D. Toy, corner of Market and St. Paul Streets.
Artist address: Florence.
Topic:
Portrait male
History--Ancient--Greece
History--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy
Control number:
AECI 00880168
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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