Alexander's First Victory over the Persians on the Banks of the Grancis, between 1637 and 1714

  • Charles Le Brun, French, 1619-1690
  • Sébastien Le Clerc, French, 1637-1714

Etching printed in black ink on laid ? paper

  • Framed: Plate: 5 1/2 × 9 5/8 inches (14 × 24.4 cm) Sheet: 6 1/4 × 10 3/8 inches (15.9 × 26.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S303.B

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Soldiers
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Etching
  • Battle
  • Military, the
  • France

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower left: LA VERTU SURMONTE TOUT OBSTACLE. | Alexandre ayant passe le Granique, attaque les Perses à forces | inégales, et met en suite leur innombrable multitude Inscribed, lower right: VIRTUS OMNI OBICE MAJOR. | Alexander superato Granico, Persas imparibus copiis aggreditur | eorumque innumerabilem exericitum sundit. Inscribed, lower left edge of plate: A Paris chez N. Langlois rue St. Jacques a la Victoire Inscribed, lower right: Avec Privilege du Roy.

Provenance

September 1899, F. Meyer (Dresden, Germany); Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Sébastien Le Clerc; after Charles Le Brun, Alexander's First Victory over the Persians on the Banks of the Grancis, between 1637 and 1714, etching printed in black ink on laid ? paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S303.B.