[Alexander giving up his favourite mistress Campaspe to Apelles.]
[Publish'd Mrch 1st 1786 by John Boydell, Cheapside, London.]
Stipple engraving, proof before letters. 390 x 330mm 15½ x 13".
Alexander the Great arranged for his favourite painter Apelles to sketch a nude of his first Greek mistress Campaspe. Famed painter Apelles was asked by Alexander the Great to make a portrait of his mistress Campaspe . He was so pleased with the painting that he said to the painter: You may take her, I prefer the painting. Apelles had fallen in love with the girl whom he was painting.
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