This is a tinted engraving by M. Bézard of a painting by Jan Verhas which portrays Aristotle saying farewell to his disciples as he leaves Athens. After the death of Alexander the Great, Aristotle’s connection with Macedon brought him under suspicion and he was denounced for impiety. Reportedly saying ‘I will not allow the Athenians to sin twice against philosophy, referring to the execution of Socrates, he went into exile to his mother’s family residence in Chalcis on Euboea, where he died soon after. There is today a statue of him outside the office of the mayor. The coins he will have used in the town of Chalcis at that time bore the head of the eponymous nymph of the town.