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Portrait of the Philosopher René Descartes

  • engravings, paper
  • 207 x 159 mm
  • Inv. 2013-DZ

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René Descartes (La Haye en Touraine 1596 - Stockholm 1650) was a French-born philosopher and mathematician who lived much of his life in the Republic of the Seven United Provinces. His approach to the problem of knowledge and the nature of the human mind played an important role in the development of philosophy.


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Title Portrait of the Philosopher René Descartes
Period 18th century
Medium and support engravings AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription outside the depiction, below: Ren. Cartesius
Collection print room
Object type engravings AAT
Inventory number 2013-DZ
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
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IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/6515/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015637 portraits AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
49C3 scholar, philosopher Iconclass
49D mathematics Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(RENÉ DESCARTES) historical person (RENÉ DESCARTES) Iconclass
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