Alexander and Diogenes.
London Published Feb 4 1852 by E. Gambart & Co. 25, Berners Street, Oxford Street.
Mixed-method, title in open letters. 670 x 770mm, 26¼ x 30¼". Some light surface-soiling, else a good impression with wide margins.
A short-haired white terrier at centre appears to be an old fashion English Bull Terrier, looking down at another dog lying at the mouth of a pipe with an expression of shame; tools lying in the foreground to left and with group of other dogs behind at right. The breeds include King Charles spaniels, basset hounds and a miniature pinscher. The humorous title refers to the meeting of Diogenes of Sinope, a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy, and Alexander the Great. It is one of the most well-discussed anecdotes from philosophical history. Many versions of it exist. The most popular relate it as evidence of Diogenes' disregard for honour, wealth, and respect. After Edwin Landseer (1802 - 1873).
[Ref: 23451] £450.00