Label

George Washington amassed a rather large and sophisticated collection of prints during his lifetime. They included portraits of eminent persons, classical landscapes, and scenes from modern and ancient history, such as this series of five, massive line engravings detailing the triumphs of Alexander the Great. Washington likely kept these rare and expensive prints in a portfolio in his Study. It is not known when and from whom he might have acquired them.

Description

Alexander the Great, accompanied by Hephaestion, meets Stateira, Sisygambis and the rest of Darius's family, gathered under a tent.

Date

1720


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper


Dimensions

Overall: 35 3/16 in. x 23 1/8 in. (89.38 cm x 58.74 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Annie Burr Jennings, Vice Regent for Connecticut, 1936


Object Number

W-717/B


Colors (Beta)


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