Generally considered to be a study for the painting, 'Diogenes discarding his bowl' of 1653, a pendant to 'Democritus' of 1651, both of which are now in Copenhagen.
A Philosopher pointing to the Ground, a Youth beside him by Salvator Rosa, 1652
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- Black lead, pen, brown ink & wash
- 37 x 24 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,029 ( Total: £50,287; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
The study is presumably an early idea for the composition as the poses and placing of the figures in the drawing and painting differ.
1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's.
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