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© Abildgaard, Nicolai : Two Young Men Confessing to Alexander the Great their Conspiracy against Him. Ca 1800.

Two Young Men Confessing to Alexander the Great their Conspiracy against Him

Artist: Abildgaard, Nicolai, 1743 - 1809 , Danish
Media: Painting ()
Technique: Oil on canvas, 38x33

Inventory nr.: KMS3863


Titles
  • Two Young Men Confessing to Alexander the Great their Conspiracy against Him

Collection
The Royal Collection of Paintings and Sculpture

Materials

Motif
Note: Ifølge den traditionelle titel modtager Alexander den Store to ynglinges bekendelse om deres sammensværgelse imod ham. I virkeligheden er det kun den ene, Epimenes (forrest), der var med i sammensværgelsen, men den anden, hans bror Eurylochos, har opfordret ham til at bekende sin andel i sammensværgelsen i håb om, at Alexander vil vise nåde. Dette sker dog ikke, og alle deltagerne bliver henrettet! Jf. Kragelund, Abildgaard, København 1999, bd. 2, s. 592.
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