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Diogenes with the Lamp

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 271 x 233 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LB

Public Domain

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Diogenes lies on the ground in front of the barrel he lived in. In his hand he holds a lantern and in front of him on the ground lie a book and writing utensils. The young Alexander the Great leans over the barrel and looks at Diogenes.


Anonymous Master
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Giacomo Piccini RKD
Venice ca. 1617 - Venice ca. 1669

Pietro Liberi RKD
Padua 1614 - Venice 1687

Title Diogenes with the Lamp
Period 17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: C
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LB
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-LB
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11617/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A236 lying figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
41A775 wooden container: barrel, cask Iconclass
41B33 lantern Iconclass
46A1265 Alexander (one of the nine worthies) Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
61B2(ALEXANDER THE GREAT) historical person (ALEXANDER THE GREAT) Iconclass
9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History Iconclass
98B(ALEXANDER THE GREAT) (story of) Alexander the Great Iconclass
98B(DIOGENES) (story of) Diogenes, the philosopher Iconclass
98B(DIOGENES)51 Alexander's visit to Diogenes, who sits by his barrel and asks Alexander to get out of his light Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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