Archimedes, the Famous Geometrician of Syracuse, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 25
When the town was taken, the Roman General gave strict orders to his soldiers not to hurt him. The philosopher at the time, was so deeply engaged in solving a problem, that he was even ignorant that the enemy were in possession of the town, and a soldier, without knowing who he was, killed him because he refused to follow him. B.C. 212. It was Archimedes who said, that by means of his machines, he could move the earth with ease, if placed on a fixed spot near it. Artist. Italian. Residence. Rome. [P. 6; exhibited under heading: "Paintings."]
Catalogue of Articles on exhibition at the Gallery of Fine Arts, in the Firemen's Hall, February, 1853. Detroit: Duncklee & Wales, Book and Job Print. 1853.