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The Sense of Touch

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1615–1616

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
45-5/8 x 34-3/4 in (115.9 x 88.3 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation
Location
Norton Simon Museum

17th century

Susanna and the Elders

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1615

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
70 9/32 x 54 1/8 in (179 x 138 cm)
Location
San Diego Museum of Art

17th century

Head of a Man

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1620

Medium
Red chalk on laid paper
Dimensions
30.5 x 24.5 cm (12 x 9 5/8 in)
Credits
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund.
Location
National Gallery of Art

17th century

A Greek Sage

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1630

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
50.8 x 36.5 in
Credits
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961.013.010
Location
University of Arizona Museum of Art

17th century

Euclid

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1630–1635

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Unframed: 125.1 × 92.4 cm (49 1/4 × 36 3/8 in); framed: 158.1 × 124.5 × 7.3 cm (62 1/4 × 49 × 2 7/8 in)
Notes
Emerging from deep shadows behind a table, a solemn individual stands displaying a well-worn book with various geometric figures, pseudo-Greek characters, and an imaginary script. Jusepe de Ribera paid considerable attention to the man's facial details, from the unkempt beard to the distinctive creases of his high forehead and the irregular folds of the lids above his dark, penetrating eyes. He depicted the wise man with tattered clothes and blackened, grimy fingers to emphasize the subject's devotion to intellectual, rather than material, pursuits. The presence of mathematical diagrams in the illegible book reveal the figure's identity as Euclid, a prominent mathematician from antiquity, best known for his treatise on geometry, the Elements. Portraits of wise men were very popular in the 1600s, when there was a revived interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Rather than portraying the subject as a refined and noble figure, Ribera depicted him as an indiv
Location
J. Paul Getty Museum

17th century

Saint Bartholomew

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1632

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
47 x 38 1/2 in (119 x 98 cm)
Location
San Diego Museum of Art

17th century

Portrait of a Knight of Santiago

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1635

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
57 1/2 x 42 in (146.1 x 106.7 cm)
Credits
Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Algur H. Meadows Collection, MM.77.02. Photography by Michael Bodycomb.
Location
Meadows Museum

17th century

A Philosopher

by Jusepe de Ribera, 1637

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Frame: 61 × 51 × 5 in (154.94 × 129.54 × 12.7 cm)
Location
LACMA

17th century

Saint Jerome

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1638–1640

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Framed: 150 x 121.5 x 9 cm (59 1/16 x 47 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Unframed: 129 x 100.3 cm (50 13/16 x 39 1/2 in.)
Location
Cleveland Museum of Art

17th century

Saint Jerome

by Jusepe de Ribera, 1640

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
128 x 101.3 cm (50 3/8 x 39 7/8 in); framed: 165 x 139.5 x 8.2 cm (64 15/16 x 54 15/16 x 3 1/4 in)
Credits
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Arthur Sachs
Location
Harvard Art Museums

17th century

Virgin and Child

by Jusepe de Ribera, 1643

Medium
Oil on canvas
Location
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

17th century

The Holy Family with Saints Anne and Catherine of Alexandria

by Jusepe de Ribera, 1648

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
82 1/2 x 60 3/4 in (209.6 x 154.3 cm)
Credits
Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1934.
Location
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

17th century