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Croesus and Solon
Hendrick van Steenwyck the Younger and Follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder

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.

Key facts
Artist Hendrick van Steenwyck the Younger and Follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder
Artist dates active by 1604; died 1649; 1568 - 1625
Full title Croesus and Solon
Date made about 1610
Medium and support Oil on copper
Dimensions 31.1 x 22.9 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Bought, 1882
Inventory number NG1132
Location in Gallery Not on display
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