- Museum number
- Object: Socrates & Xantippe
Socrates, bearded and wearing a gown, on hands and knees, with Xanthippe, nude apart from a loose sheet, holding a whip and bridle and sitting astride him; in the background to the left, room with table, bookshelves, books, globe, and a window.
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Height: 240 millimetres
Width: 190 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ganz notes that the subject appears in fact to be Aristotle and Phyllis; see A. Pigler 'Barockthemen' (1974, Budapest), II, p. 299. The interpretation of the monogram HG as Gascar is a guess.
There is a version in reverse direction by Jan van Somer (Hollstein 40, see 2010,7081.18).
States [recorded by Ganz]
(i) published by Beckett; lettered '[monogram] HG delin: // Socrates & Xantippe. // I Beckett ex:' (this impression)
(ii) republished by Smith; Beckett's excudit replaced with 'I Smith ex:' (1866,1114.543)
Other impressions: Glasgow Hunterian (ii); London NPG (ii); Amsterdam RPK; Yale CBA (ii)
- Not on display
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