Diogenes, in the environs of Athens, sees a man drinking water with his hands and discards his cup as unnecessary. Engraving by E. Baudet after N. Poussin, 169-.
- Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
- [between 1694 and 1700?]
About this work
Described by Baudet in the lettering: Poussin has painted in the foreground the encounter that Diogenes had with a young man who was drinking water from a fountain in the hollow of his hands, which compelled the philosopher to throw on the ground the cup which he was using before and which he recognized as having no use to him. But it seems that the painter has here particularly applied himself to a make a landscape which would give a good idea of the environs of the city of Athens. One sees on one side the entrance to that city. On the other side some pleasure houses situated near a wide river. And the whole countryside is populated with various inhabitants: some bathe, others fish with rod and line, several promenade or rest, and some philosophers who are not far from Diogenes converse together or with their disciples
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