The Philosopher Anaxagoras

Attributed to Giovanni Battista Langetti, Italian (active Genoa and Rome), 1625 - 1676

Geography:
Made in Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1660

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
39 1/4 x 52 3/4 inches (99.7 x 134 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
W1904-1-25

Credit Line:
Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1904

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Anaxagoras, a Greek philosopher in the fourth-century B.C., was famous for his astronomical and mathematical discoveries and his ascetic lifestyle. He is shown here wearing animal skin robes and measuring the heavens on a celestial globe.