The death of Socrates, Nicolas Poussin  circle
Nicolas Poussin
The death of Socrates
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Nicolas Poussin circle

The death of Socrates, ca. 1640 – 1650


Blatt
131 x 200 mm
Inventory Number
13997
Object Number
13997 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 1919
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The death of Socrates
Draughtsman
Verso
Kniender Johannesknabe mit Lamm und dem auf dem Kreuz schlafenden Christuskind
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet oben rechts (mit der Feder): 4; verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): N. Poussin
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
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Work Catalogues
  • Rosenberg/Prat 1994.II.886.R.432

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1919

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 98B(SOCRATES)68 death of Socrates: in prison, surrounded by his grieving disciples, he calmly drinks the cup of poison after having made a libation to the gods
Secondary
  • 42E131 mourning the dead
  • 31E3 the corpse
  • 31A2511 arm raised upward
  • 41AA1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings - AA - civic architecture: inside

Research and Discussion

Research

Alternative Attribution
Historic Attribution

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15.02.2021