Details: This poster is of Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David. It shows an old man seated on a table or bed. He is surrounded by several other men, some of whom are crying or attempting to attend to him.
Jacques-Louis David (30 August 1748 ¿ 29 December 1825) was a highly influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward a classical austerity and severity, heightened feeling chiming with the moral climate of the final years of the ancien régime. He later developed his 'Empire style', notable for its use of warm Venetian colours. David had a huge number of pupils, making him the strongest influence in French art of the early 19th century, especially academic Salon painting.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.