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Two Philosophers and Humility (detail)

Henry Holiday, London, England

1893

The philosopher at left holds a scroll that reads "Historia Mundi" (History of the World). Humility, a
Christian virtue, has a halo, indicating that she has a Christian connection.

The superb colouration of the draperies ranges from chartreuse to luscious shades of orange.

 

Two Philosophers and Humility (detail)