Ptolemy Ptolémée


2nd Century A.D. - IIe siècle après J.C.

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Justus SUSTERMANS (Antwerp 1597-1681)

Firenze, Palazzo Pitti.

Justus SUSTERMANS (Antwerp 1597-1681), Galileo, 1636, Oil on canvas, 66 x 56, Firenze, Uffizi.

Painted in 1636 and sent as a gift by Galileo to a friend in Paris. Later in the collection of Ferdinando II de' Medici; at the Uffizi since about 1678.

Sustermans was a famous painter and portrait painter in the service of the Medici court in Tuscany. Whilst he pursued his activities in Florence, he managed to remain faithful to the traditional Flemish styles. To him is attributed a famous portrait of Galileo. Justus Sustermans executed two portraits of Galileo when the latter was already advanced in years. One of these is conserved in the Galleria degli Uffizi, the other in the Pitti Palace.

Since 1761, accounts of the trial have concluded with the statement that Galileo, as he arose from his knees, exclaimed sotto voce, "E pur si muove" [nevertheless it does move]. That statement was long considered legendary, but it was discovered written on a portrait of Galileo completed c.1640. Source:


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Nineteenth century copy. Oil on canvas 725 mm x 850 mm.

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O'CONNOR John J. and Edmund F. ROBERTSON, "Galileo Portraits", The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive, University of Saint Andrews, Scotland, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
VAN HELDEN Albert, and Elizabeth BURR, "Pictures of Galileo", Galileo Project, Houston (TX), Rice University.
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Ptolemy Ptolémée


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