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Petrini, Giuseppe Antonio
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Petrini, Giuseppe Antonio

Carona, Lombardy (Italy), 1677 - Carona, Lombardy (Italy), 1757

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1750 - 1759. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

Diogenes of Sinope (ca.412 - 323BC) was a Greek Cynic philosopher. He is depicted here with his lighted lantern, which he used during the day in his search for an “honest man” in the streets of Athens, indicating his general contempt for humanity. The figure’s meditative expression is comparable to depictions of saints and apostles from the previous century. Images of this type are characteristic of the philosophical-scientific culture that flourished in the eighteenth century.

Technical data

Inventory number
Petrini, Giuseppe Antonio
1750 - 1759
Height: 98 cm; Width: 75.5 cm
Acquisition, 1992.

Bibliography +

Museo del Prado, Últimas adquisiciones: 1982-1995, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1995.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Luna, Juan José, Pintura europea del siglo XVIII: guía, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1997, pp. 80.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2273.
Autor: Giuseppe Antonio Petrini / 2273. Titulo: Diógenes / Tipo de obra: Oleo sobre lienzo. / Medidas: 0,98 x 0,755 m / Nº de catalogo: P07616 / Observaciones: Adquirido por el Estado a D. Arturo Ramón Picas en 4.935.000 pts. Por resolucion de la D.G. de Bellas Artes y Archivos de 14-I-1992. Ingreso en el museo el 18-II-1992. 4.935.000 ptas. (rectificado el importe por escrito de 10-III-1992)

Displayed objects +

Lantern / Street Lamp: Farol de mano

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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