Chilo Lacedaemonius by Jacob de Gheyn III

The philosopher, Chilo Lacedaemonius is shown as a bearded old man seated on a chair, wearing a cloak and holding a quill pen and book with a book-stand at right.

Details

Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
30 x 19 cm
Art Fund grant:
£148 ( Total: £148)
Acquired in:
1977
Vendor:
Christopher Mendez

One of a set of etchings of 'The Seven Wise Men of Greece', published 1616.

Provenance

Anon, sale Sotheby's 17 November 1977, lot95.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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