A Philosopher pointing to the Ground, a Youth beside him by Salvator Rosa

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.

Details

Medium:
Black lead, pen, brown ink & wash
Dimensions:
37 x 24 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,029 ( Total: £50,287; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Christie's

The study is presumably an early idea for the composition as the poses and placing of the figures in the drawing and painting differ.

Provenance

1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's.

Venue details

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