- Museum number
Heads of Lysander and Solon, based on medals; in profile to right, the former with short wavy hair and a beard, and the latter with longer straighter hair and a beard
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1600-1608 (circa)
Height: 60 millimetres
Width: 76 millimetres (irregularly trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- This is one from a series of thirty, for comment see 1858,0626.134.
Rowlands, Rubens: Drawings and Sketches, BMP, 1977
The profile head on the left of Lysander is based on a medal by Valerio Belli and that on the right of Solon is also derived from one by the same Italian medallist. There is an example of the former in silver (see 1906,1103.996) and of the latter in lead in the British Museum.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Rubens drawings and sketches, no.104
1996/7 Dec-Mar, Vicenza, Palazzo Thiene, 'Valerio Belli Vicentino'
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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