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Diogenes in the Market of Athens, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Rubens (copy after)
Subject:
Diogenes
Medium:
Oil/canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 41 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
Laertius, in the life of this philosopher, tells us that, appearing in a public place, in mid-day, with a lanthorn in his hand, he was asked by the crowd what he was doing. He answered that he was seeking if he could find a MAN. This anecdote is the subject of this piece. It is a group of six figures, half lengths, of full size, on canvas. Copy from Rubens. See Manuel du Museum 495. [P. 6.]
Catalogue of Valuable Oil Paintings, many of them by the Old Masters, and all Choice Pictures, being the Collection of the late President Jefferson. To be sold at auction, on Friday, July 19, at Mr. Harding's Gallery, School St. Sale to Commence at 10 o'clock. J.L. Cunningham, Auctioneer. This catalogue admits the purchaser to the Exhibition and Sale. (Price 12 1/2 Cents.) J.E. Winckley & Co., Printers, No. 14 Water Street.
Topic:
History--Ancient--Greece
Cityscape--Greece--Athens
Figure group
History--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy
Portrait male
Literature--Laertus
Control number:
AECI 00020031
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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