The story of the visit of the Athenian legislator Solon to King Croesus at Sardis is told by Herodotus and Plutarch. Croesus considered himself the happiest of men because of his immense wealth, but Solon disabused him.
The figures (and perhaps the flowers) are by a follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder.
Download an 800px wide, 72dpi copy of this image.
License and download a high resolution image for reproductions up to A3 size from the National Gallery Picture Library.
This image is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.
Examples of non-commercial use are:
The image file is 800 pixels on the longest side.
As a charity, we depend upon the generosity of individuals to ensure the collection continues to engage and inspire. Help keep us free by making a donation today.
You must agree to the Creative Commons terms and conditions to download this image.