Gerard Hoet Painting
"Olympias presenting the young Alexander the Great to Aristotle", by the Dutch Golden Age painter Gerard Hoet, suggests that it was Alexander's mother rather than his father Philip II who hired Aristotle as the prince's tutor. The painter imagines a circle of Macedonian courtiers in a courtyard featuring a statue of Apollo. Aristotle is portrayed as tall, tanned and dark-haired with a papyrus treatise ready in his hand and an eager expression. The painting is now in a private collection. Hoet is the figure on the lower level in this engraving.