Artist William Sharp, English, 1746-1824
Artist after Salvator Rosa, Italian, 1615-1673
  • Diogenes with His Lantern Looking for an Honest Man
Date 1792
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 19 3/4 × 14 3/4 inches (50.2 × 37.5 cm)
Sheet: 22 3/4 × 16 5/8 inches (57.8 × 42.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1103
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Salvator Rosa, pinxt.
Inscribed, lower center: Published April 18, 1792, by Wm. Sharp London. From an Original Picture in the Possession of Edwd. Knight Esqr.
Inscribed, lower right: William Sharp, sculpt,
Inscribed, center bottom margin: DIOGENES, | In search of an Honest Man. | Sold by John Murray Fleet Street, B. B. Evans Poultry, Molteno & Co. Pall Mall. W. Skelton Hay Market.
November 1883, (F. Keppel & Co.).
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)