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

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