(Liverpool 1845 - Horsham 1915)
Plato Meditating Before the Grave of his Teacher, Socrates
Signed with a monogram and dated CVV [with a crane] / 84 in grey ink at the lower right.
Numbered or dated 5/12 1893 on the verso.
460 x 358 mm. (18 1/8 x 14 1/8 in.) [image]
513 x 710 mm. (20 1/4 x 27 7/8 in.) [sheet]
The Classical Greek philosopher Plato (424/423-348/347 BC) was a pupil of the Athenian Socrates (470-399 BC), the founder of Western philosophy.
The initial suggestion that the present sheet, previously unattributed, is the work of Walter Crane is due to Keith Oehmig.