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.
|Title||Portrait of the Philosopher René Descartes|
|Medium and support||engravings AAT|
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings||inscription outside the depiction, below: Ren. Cartesius|
|Object type||engravings AAT|
|Current whereabouts||Work currently not on display|
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300015637 portraits AAT
male sex; man
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49C3 scholar, philosopher Iconclass
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61B2(RENÉ DESCARTES) historical person (RENÉ DESCARTES) Iconclass
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