A Son Altesse Royale Monseigneur le Duc d'orleans.
Copper engraving. Plate 411 x 368mm. 16¼ x 14½". Some creasing.
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) was King of Macedon and is remembered for uniting the states of Greece. He managed to conquer Persia, Egypt and a number of other kingdoms up to the borders of India. He died of a sudden fever, as depicted here on his death bed, at the palace of Nebuchadnezzarr II of Babylon. Engraved in reverse from the painting by Le Sueur now in the National Gallery, London.
IFF 12: ii. BM: X,8.61.
[Ref: 17326] £140.00