The philosopher's wood oil on canvas 39 1/4 x 50in
US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£2,600 - 3,900
3,100 - 4,700
The original painting is in the collection of the Pitti Palace, Florence.
The present lot depicts an episode from the story of the Stoic philosopher Diogenes, who wanted to be free of all earthly attachments. On seeing a boy drinking with his hands from a stream he threw away his drinking bowl, his last remaining possession.