Stage Design, Prison Interior with the Death of Socrates

Pen and brown ink, brush and gray and black wash on off-white laid paper, partially laid down on paper | early 19th century

Antonio Giuseppe Basoli

Horizontal rectangle. Interior of antique prison with high vaults. In foreground, group of figures in conversation with seated prisoner to whom they seem to offer the poisoned drink meant to kill him, likely an illustration of the death of Socrates.
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