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Diogenes  1860

by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Oil on canvas, H: 29 5/16 x W: 39 3/4 in. (74.5 x 101 cm) [br] The Walters Art Museum Acquired by William T. Walters, 1872 Description: The Greek philosopher Diogenes (404-323 BC) is seated in his abode, the earthenware tub, in the Metroon, Athens, lighting the lamp in daylight with which he was to search for an honest man. His companions were dogs that also served a...
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