Dialectic: a young woman standing in a decorated interior and touching her right index finger to her left middle finger in a counting gesture, at her feet is a toad seated on a stack of books, from the series 'The liberal arts' (Les arts liberaux)

Series/Portfolio:
The liberal arts (Les arts liberaux)
Artist:
Gilles Rousselet (French, Paris 1614–1686 Paris)
Artist:
After Grégoire Huret (French, Lyon 1606–1670 Paris)
Publisher:
Pierre Mariette (French, 1596–1657)
Date:
1633–35
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
image: 12 1/8 x 8 3/8 in. (30.8 x 21.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.39
Not on view
Inscription: Signed with publication information across bottom of lower margin: 'Huret Inuentor / Rousselet fecit / de limpression de Mariette Auec Priuilege.' Lettered with title and eight lines of French verse in two columns in lower margin: 'LA DIALECTIQVE: Jey tout ce que desire ... comprendre sa foiblesse.'

Marking: Collectors mark of Louis Galichon on verso.
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Meyer 178
L'oeuvre gravé de Gilles Rousselet graveur parisien du XVIIe siècle. Paris, 2004.