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Diogenes
Diogenes
Artist:
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
24.9 x 32.6 cm (image); 30.5 x 40.5 cm (sheet)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
1963.30.25233
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

The figure of an ancient man, craggy like the mountain in the background and gnarled like the downed tree in the nearer background, dominates this print. He leans forward on his long staff and carries a simple Greek lantern before him to light the way. The flames in the lantern illuminate Diogenes' bushy eyebrows, his long moustache and beard, the folds of his rough robe and the edges of his bare shins and feet. (Monica Jensen 04/15/93)