Pliny the Elder, The Natural History, 35.146

Arcesilas Tisicratis filius.

Arcesilas son of Tisicrates

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Arcesilas fils de Tisicrates

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Commentary

  1. Arkesilaos from Sicyon was a Greek painter of the late classical period (ca. 360-320 BCE). He was, according to Pliny, the son of sculptor Tisikrates, pupil of Euthykrates, son of Lysippos (Pliny, N.H. 34, 67, 83; Jex-Blake and Sellers, 1968, pp. 68-69; Muller-Dufeu, 2002, pp. 631-633, texts 1869-1874).
  2. Most likely he is the same Arkesilaos with the one mentioned by Pausanias (text 339) who painted a portrait of the strategos (army commander) Leosthenes and his sons, hung in the temple of Zeus and Athena in Piraeus (Brunn, 1889, pp. 106-107; Pfuhl, 1923, p. 734; Vollkommer and Vollkommer-Glökler, 2001, s.v. "Arkesialos III" p. 94 ; Croisille in Pline l’ancien, 2003, p. 254)
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Bibliography

Brunn, H. von, 1889. Geschichte der griechischen Künstler. Band 2: Die Maler. Die Architekten. Die Toreuten. Die Münzstempelschneider. Die Gemmenschneider. Die Vasenmaler. Stuttgart. Available at: http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/brunn1889bd2/0027?sid=f3bf5ba748a3085f5e8c2270cc82500e.

Jex-Blake, K. and Sellers, E. 1968. The Elder Pliny’s Chapters on the History of Art. Chicago: Argonaut.

Muller-Dufeu, M. 2002. La sculpture grecque: sources littéraires et épigraphiques. Paris: École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts.

Pfuhl, E. 1923. Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen. München F. Bruckmann. Available at: http://archive.org/details/malereiundzeichn00pfuhuoft (Last accessed on April 27th, 2017).

Pline l’ancien. 2003. Histoire Naturelle, livre XXXV. Translated by J.-M. Croisille. Paris: Les Belles Lettres.

Vollkommer, R. and Vollkommer-Glökler, D. 2001. Künstlerlexikon der Antike. 2 vol. München: Saur.

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