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The Philosophers' Wood
After Salvator Rosa

This is a copy of a signed work by Salvator Rosa of about 1645 in the Pitti Palace in Florence. It shows an episode from the story of the Stoic philosopher Diogenes, who wanted to be free of all earthly attachments. On seeing a boy drinking with his hands from a stream he threw away his drinking bowl, his last remaining possession.

Key facts
Artist After Salvator Rosa
Artist dates 1615 - 1673
Full title The Philosophers' Wood
Date made after 1645
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 148.3 x 220.5 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Princess Sophia Matilda, 1843
Inventory number NG1892
Location in Gallery Not on display
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