Several figures conversing in woody landscape (Elyseum); in the foreground, on the left Anacreon, sitting on the ground and holding a lyre, talks to Aristotle, who holds an unrolled parchment; on the right, Alexander the Great stands beside Phryne; behind them, poets Aelia Eudocia and Kassia, and Homer facing Aesop; on the left in the shadow of a tree, Dido and Stratonike; behind them, draped figure watching Plato and St Margaret of Scotland conversing; in the background, Descartes walking alongside the third pseudo-Demetrius; and Cortes and Moctezuma, on the right, behind a tree; more figures in the distance; illustration to 'Dialogues des morts', in Fontenelle's 'Oeuvres diverses' (La Haye: Gosse & Neaulme, 1728-1729). 1727 Etching and engraving
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