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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. Line engraving by B. Audran, the elder, after E. Le Sueur.

Le Sueur, Eustache, 1616-1655.

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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. Line engraving by B. Audran, the elder, after E. Le Sueur. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Alexandre étant tombé malade ... A son altesse Monseigneur Royale le Duc d'Orleans. Par son tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur Benoist Audran.

Publication/Creation

Paris : Audran avec privil. du Roy au Palais du Luxembourg.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 40.7 x 36.7 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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 21233i

Reproduction note

After 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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