Landscape with Diogenes

Nicolas Poussin, 18th century, Europe

The print Landscape with Diogenes illustrates the excerpt of Diogenes Laertius’ book Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers: «A child has beaten me in simplicity»: seeing a child drinking from his hands, Diogenes threw away his cup. A personal representation of ancient Greece, with the gate of Athens and rich villas in a rich nature – of western Europe – small scenes with fishermen, philosophers talking to each other…The printmaker manages successfully to yield the light and volumes.

Nicolas Poussin (1594 -1665) painter,
Estienne Baudet (1638 – 1711) printmaker,
Landscape with Diogenes – etching and engraving – 1701
2nd print of the series Quatre paysages dédiés au Roi
(4 landscapes dedicated to the King) ca 1700
Image: 57.5 cm x 75.5 cm
Sheet: 65.2 cm x 96.2 cm
French school
No 1257 – Αcquisition 2011

  • Nicolas Poussin
  • 18th century
  • 18th Century