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Croesos showing Solon his treasures - Frans Francken II (1581-1642)
Croesos showing Solon his treasures - Frans Francken II (1581-1642)  - Paintings & Drawings Style Croesos showing Solon his treasures - Frans Francken II (1581-1642)  -
Ref : 96646
58 000 €
Period :
17th century
Artist :
Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581 – Antwerp 1642)
Provenance :
Flemish school
Medium :
Oil on copper
Dimensions :
l. 30.31 inch X H. 22.83 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Croesos showing Solon his treasures - Frans Francken II (1581-1642) 17th century - Croesos showing Solon his treasures - Frans Francken II (1581-1642)
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Croesos showing Solon his treasures - Frans Francken II (1581-1642)

Oil on copper
Signed lower right

Frans Francken II was a Flemish painter. He is mainly known for his historical, mythological or allegorical themes. He was also a frequent collaborator of leading Antwerp painters of his time.
This painting depicts the Lydian King Croesus in the centre of the image, surrounded by his court, using his sceptre to proudly display the treasures that are the source of his happiness. But standing next to him is the philosopher Solon who, as Herodotus records in his "Histories", warns him against this hubris, since no one can describe themselves as happy before the end of their life.

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17th Century Oil Painting