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The philosopher Diogenes and the allegory of astronomy

The philosopher Diogenes and the allegory of astronomy

 
 
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Summary

Allegorical print showing a seated man thinking and another figure looking at a globe.
Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979, pp. 24-28.
After Parmigianino (1503-1540).
Print originally part of Pembroke album, no. 35.
Graphic sampler, p. 26, no. 35

Printmaking in woodcut and engraving came to Northern Italy within a few decades of their invention north of the Alps. Engraving probably came first to Florence in the 1440s, the goldsmith Maso Finiguerra (1426–64) used the technique. Italian engraving caught the very early Renaissance, 1460–1490. Print copying was a widely accepted practice, as well as copying of paintings viewed as images in their own right.

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Date

01/01/1530
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Contributors

Trento, Antonio da, approximately 1508-approximately 1550, artist
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Library of Congress
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