Portrait. by LLULL, Ramon.

Portrait. by LLULL, Ramon.

~ Portrait. Late eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century. 1232

(190 × 141 mm), gouache on board, caption ‘Raymundus Lullius Ph[ilosoph]us’ in ink at foot. Slightly curved, slight flaking. Later pencil annotation in French to verso

This portrait is a naive interpretation of the classic image of Ramon Llull (c. 1232- c. 1315), Catalan mystic and mathematician. It is derived from the engraved portrait which first appeared in the seventeenth century Bibliotheca Chalcographia published by Jacques Boissard and Theodor de Bry in 1664.

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