True Valour is always Invincible. Porus being forsaken by his own People w.th great courage sustain'd ye Attacks of his Enemies wound'd several of them & slew Taxiles Brother after w.ch being greviously bruis'd & wounded he fell from off his Elephant.La Vraye Valeur est toujours Invincible. Porus abandonne des siens blesse plusieurs de ceux qui lenvironnent tue le Frere de Taxile & apres ce dernier efort de courage il tombe luy mem accable De coups de dessus son Elephant. 3.
Printed for R. Wilkinson at No.58 ____ in Cornhill. [n.d. c.1809.]
Copper engraving. Plate 203 x 405mm. 8 x 16". Crease lower left-hand corner.
The battle against King Porus, with the latter riding an elephant at the centre, and trying to repel the Greek soldiers surrounding him, two eagles flanking Mansart's arms in the bottom margin. The Battle of the Hydaspes River fought against Alexander the Great by King Porus of the Hindu Paurava kingdom. 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.
See Ref: 20824 for an earlier French impression published by Audran; and 20827 for an earlier impression published by Bowles.
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