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Alexander the Great demonstrating his trust in his physician Philip of Acarnania by drinking a medicinal draught prepared by him despite allegations that it was a poison. Mezzotint by V. Green, 1772, after B. West, the elder.

West, Benjamin, 1738-1820.
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1 January 1772

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On the right, Philip reading the allegations, and on the left the author of them, the general Parmenio. In the background are tents with soldiers and horses.

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[London] (Cheapside) : J. Boydell, 1 January 1772.

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1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 44.4 x 52.9 cm

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B. West pinxit. Val. Green fecit.

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Alexander the Great demonstrating his trust in his physician Philip of Acarnania by drinking a medicinal draught prepared by him despite allegations that it was a poison. Mezzotint by V. Green, 1772, after B. West, the elder. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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