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Attributed to Gillis II van Tilborgh, Two geographers
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17th century
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Jean Moust

17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings


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Attributed to Gillis II van Tilborgh, Two geographers

Attributed to Gillis van Tilborgh II
Flemish painter
Brussels (?) circa 1625 – circa 1678 Brussels
Two geographers, probably Democritus and Heraclitus
Oil on copper : 22,9 X 17,8 cm
Unsigned
Frame : 25,4 X 21,5 cm

The ancient Greek philosophers (fifth century BC), Democritus and Heraclitus are better-known as the laughing and the weeping philosophers. Democritus valued cheerfulness, while melancholic Heraclitus had a poor opinion of human affairs.

Jean Moust

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17th Century Oil Painting