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Xanthippe rides on the back of Socrates with a whip in her hand. Mezzotint by J. Smith after HG.

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Description

The philosopher being ridden by a woman is usually Aristotle being ridden by Phyllis, but here the story is applied to Socrates and Xanthippe. On the left is a bookcases with the spines of the books facing away from the room

Publication/Creation

[London] : I. Smith ex.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; image 22.3 x 18.6 cm

Lettering

Socrates & Xantippe. HG. delin. I Smith ex.

Creator/production credits

After Henri Gascar (British Museum online catalogue, as "a guess")? Henry Gibbs?

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 27731i

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  • English


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