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Alexander the Great demonstrating his trust in Philip, his physician, by drinking a medicinal draught prepared by him after receiving a letter from General Parmenio suggesting that Philip is poisoning him. Pen drawing attributed to an artist in the circle of G. Cades.

Cades, Giuseppe, 1750-1799.

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Credit: Alexander the Great demonstrating his trust in Philip, his physician, by drinking a medicinal draught prepared by him after receiving a letter from General Parmenio suggesting that Philip is poisoning him. Pen drawing attributed to an artist in the circle of G. Cades. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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1 drawing : pen and ink, with brown wash and white bodycolour

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Wellcome Library no. 21245i

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The drawing was attributed by Ms Lindsay Stainton (then of the British Museum) to an artist in the circle of Giuseppe Cades of Rome. On his drawings see Maria Teresa Caracciolo, Giuseppe Cades (1750-1799) et la Rome de son temps, Paris 1992. A drawing of the same subject by Josephine Cades, differing in other respects (composition, technique, figurative style) was offered for sale at Sotheby's sale of Old Master Drawings, London Olympia, 13 December 2001, lot 371, inscribed "Josephine Cadès A Rome 1790"

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