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Aristotle  1637

by Jusepe de Ribera

Gallery label: [br]Ribera's image of Aristotle is one of six imaginary portraits of ancient philosophers commissioned in 1636 by the prince of Liechtenstein. The artist's conception of Aristotle as an ordinary man wearing a scholar's skullcap and a ragged robe, a "beggar philosopher," is a type that enjoyed great popularity in the 17th century. Ribera's direct, naturalisti...
49 x 39 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art