Valour is Priz'd tho' Vanquish'd. Alexander admiring the greatness of soul of King Porus, whom he had defeated and made Prisoner, not only pities him but (as an honourable mark os his Esteem) admits him into the number of his Friends, and gives him aKingdom greater than that which he had Lost. La Vertu Plast Quoy que Vaincue. Alexander n'est pas seulement touché de compassion en voyant la Grandeur d'ame du Roy Porus qu'il a vaincu, et fait son Prisonnier, mais il luy donne des marques honorables de son estime en le recevant au Nombre de ses amis, et en luy donnant en suitte un plus Grand Royaume que celuy qu'il avoit perdu. 4.
Printed for R. Wilkinson at No.58 ____ in Cornhill. [n.d. c.1809.]
Copper engraving. Paper watermarked. Plate 203 x 412mm. 8 x 16¼".
A landscape with King Porus, wounded, carried before Alexander the Great after the Battle of the Hydaspes River. The result of the battle was a decisive Macedonian victory for Alexander. Robert Wilkinson republished many of the Bowles plates in the early 1800s. He took over the business of John Bowles following his death in 1799.
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