Alexander giving up his favorite mistress Campaspe to Apelles.To great Apelles when young Ammon brought The darling idol of his captive heart...Quitted his title to Campaspe's charms And gave the fair one to the friend's embrace.
John & Josiah Boydell ext. 1786. Publish'd March 1st. 1786, by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside, London.
Stipple. Plate 325 x 395mm. 12¾ x 15½". Trimmed to the platemark along the bottom edge.
Alexander stands on the right and addresses Appeles, who is seated in front of his easel. Campaspe, seated on the chair to the left, is conversing with two women.
See BM: 1953,0214.35.
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