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John Dean (1754 - 1802), engraver
After Jusepe de Ribera ( - 1652)

Democritus

1786

Mezzotint

Inscription: Lettered below the image Democritus / From the orignal picture at Wilton House in the collection of the Earl of Pembroke to whom this Plate is respectfully inscribed / by His Lordship's oblig'd and obed't servt John Dean and Painted by Spagnioletto / Engraved by Jno. Dean / Publish'd Jany. 31st. 1786, by J. Dean, No. 12, Bentinck Street, Soho.

Museum number: P428

Curatorial note

The Greek philosopher, dressed in ragged clothes, sits, leaning on his left elbow and reading from a large manuscript.


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