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.
- 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.
B. West pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
[London] (Cheapside) : J. Boydell, 1 January 1772.
1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 44.4 x 52.9 cm
Alfred Whitman, British mezzotinters: Valentine Green, London 1902, no. 171, p. 128
Helmut von Erffa and Allen Staley, The paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven 1986, under no. 7
Wellcome Library no. 22175i
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