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The melancholic figure of a poet leaning on an inscribed block of stone. Engraving by A.B., 16--, after J. de Ribera, ca. 1620.

  • Ribera, Jusepe de, 1591-1652.
Date
[between 1600 and 1699]
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33384i
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Description

Ribera's portrayal of a poet is said by W. Stechow to be "the first work of art to establish the connection between Poetry and Melancholy. His suggestion that the poet may be Petrarch is plausible" (Brown, ibid.)

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [A.B. ex.], [between 1600 and 1699]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 26.5 x 20.5 cm

Lettering

Ioseph Ribera espanol invent IHL 29 Jany 1831

Creator/production credits

The first in a collection of twelve engravings after Ribera's etchings published in the seventeenth century by a certain A.B. who remains unidentified (Brown, loc. cit.). He may be Abraham Blooteling of Amsterdam (1640-1690), as suggested in the catalogue of the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid

References note

Wolfgang Stechow, 'Rembrandt-Democritus', Art quarterly, vii, 1944, 8
Jonathan Brown, Jusepe de Ribera: prints and drawings, Princeton 1973, p. 85, no. 333.i

Lettering note

Bears number: 1

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 33384i

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