Astrological table, c 1780s.

 
Astrological table, c 1780s.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Print based on the theme of 'Astrological Tables' that was printed in the 1780s. From a set of three, the third engraving shows a man inside the ring of the zodiac in a rural landscape with a dove and peacock in front of his chest. The various layers in each of the three tables represent the relationship between the human humours and the four elements of the world in Greek Aristotelian philosophy.

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