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Alexander the Great demonstrates his trust in his physician Philip by drinking a medicinal draught prepared by him even after receiving a letter alleging that Philip is trying to poison him. Drawing by or after E. Le Sueur, 16--.

Le Sueur, Eustache, 1616-1655.
Date
[between 1600 and 1699?]

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Credit: Alexander the Great demonstrates his trust in his physician Philip by drinking a medicinal draught prepared by him even after receiving a letter alleging that Philip is trying to poison him. Drawing by or after E. Le Sueur, 16--. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Publication/Creation

[France?], [between 1600 and 1699?]

Physical description

1 drawing : pen and brown ink ; sheet 20.1 x 20.1 cm

Publications note

A. Mérot and H. Wine, '"Alexander and his doctor": a rediscovered masterpiece by Eustache le Sueur', The Burlington Magazine, 2000, vol. 142, pp. 292-296 (does not mention this drawing)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 643030i

Reproduction note

Related to the painting by E. Le Sueur formerly in the Orléans collection, then (until 1999) in 4 St James's Square (residence of Baroness Lucas, subsequently the Naval and Military Club), and acquired in 1999 by the National Gallery, London: see Mérot and Wine, op. cit.

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  • French


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