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Democritus in meditation: seated with his left elbow resting on a ledge and his head resting in his left hand, Democritus gazes downward before an assemblage of human and animal bones, shells, a book, a tablet with Greek letters, and a tripod; a tree and monuments carved in relief beyond

Artist:
Salvator Rosa (Italian, Arenella (Naples) 1615–1673 Rome)
Date:
1662
Medium:
Etching with drypoint
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 7/16 x 11 1/8 in. (46.8 x 28.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.848
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered at lower left: 'Democritus omnium derisor / in omnium fine defigitur / Salvator Rosa Inv. scul.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Wallace 104.I, B.XX.271.7, TIB XLV.4512.007
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

TIB The Illustrated Bartsch. Abaris Books, 1978–.

TIB The Illustrated Bartsch - Commentary Volumes. 1978–.

Richard W. Wallace The Etchings of Salvator Rosa. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1979.



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