Plato Teaching in the Academy at Athens. A.M. 3610.
This is one of a group of drawings by British artist and book illustrator Edward Francis Burney, depicting scenes from Greek and Roman history and mythology. This composition was used for a headpiece in 'Le Souvenir', a memorandum book published by Suttaby, Evance, Fox, Richardson/London in 1825, on the page for 16th May. Plato (about 427 - 347 BCE) was an Athenian philosopher.