A restored art print of The Death of Socrates. The image was originally 1787 oil on canvas painting by the French painter Jacques-Louis David.Like many of his paintings from that decade, the Death of Socrates focuses on a classical subject. In this case, it is the story of Socrates's execution, as told by Plato in Phaedo. In this story, Socrates, as punishment for criticizing Critias, the tyrant of Athens, is told he must either drink the poison hemlock or face exile. Socrates, rather than fleeing, uses his death as a final lesson for his pupils, and faces it calmly.
Our postcards are professionally printed on glossy card stock. The reverse side has a matte finish to ensure that the ink while writing adheres properly. Each card measures 6 by 4 inches and matches the post office standard for postcard mailing. Just add a stamp and address and you are ready to send someone a truly unique postcard!