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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.
Date
1 January 1772
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22175i
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Description

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.

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 44.4 x 52.9 cm

Lettering

B. West pinxit. Val. Green fecit.

References note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22175i

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  • English


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