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© Eckersberg, C.W. : Alexander the Great on his sickbed. 1806.

Alexander the Great on his sickbed

Artist: Eckersberg, C.W., 1783 - 1853 , Danish
Media: Painting ()
Technique: Oil on canvas, 65x54

Inventory nr.: KMS7379


Titles
  • Alexander the Great on his sickbed

Collection
The Royal Collection of Paintings and Sculpture

Materials

Motif
Note: Motivet er taget fra Plutarch's 'Alexander den Stores Liv', hvor det fortælles, at kun Alexanders ven, lægen Philippus, turde behandle ham under hans sygdom, og da Philippus blev anklaget for at ville forgifte ham, bevarede Alexander sin tiltro til ham og drak den medicin, han fik af ham. Jf. Eustache Le Sueur's maleri 'Alexander og hans læge', ca. 1649, National Gallery London.

Acquisition
1986

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Alexander the Great on his sickbed
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