An old man discourses with a woman with a bird on her head; representing dialectic. Engraving by C. Cort, 1565, after F. Floris, c. 1557.

Credit: Wellcome Collection

Free to use with attribution

CC BY

Item details

Description

Two toads can be seen in the foreground. Another bird rests on the wicker chair. An eel (or a snake with fins) entwines itself around the woman's right arm. Some of the books have locks

Physical description

1 print : line engraving

Work type

Lettering

Uti hominem ratione docet dialectica quare merito artium apicem magnus hanc Plato vocat. Franc. Florus pinxit in suburbano Nicolai Iongelinc prope urbem Anverpiā

Production

Places

  • Antwerp

Agents

  • Theodore Galle.

Language


Using this image

License information

You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Credit

An old man discourses with a woman with a bird on her head; representing dialectic. Engraving by C. Cort, 1565, after F. Floris, c. 1557..{' '} Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


Share

We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.