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Triumphs of Alexander the Great

1969.825 (RS117295)

Description

Painting depicting soldiers on horses, with captives and an elephant.

Details

Label
From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: Ogden Codman bought this large painting in 1868 at the same auction in Boston where he purchased the bust of Psyche. It is a copy of the final painting in a series illustrating the triumphs of Alexander the Great, created between 1661 and 1668 at the request of Louis XIV by the French painter Charles LeBrun. A paper label on the reverse indicates that it originally belonged to Mrs. James Swan, a friend of both John and Richard Codman.
Maker
AFTER Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1620 (Maker)
Date
1700-1799
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
armed forces
canvas
Coated Canvas
Landscape
Military
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
People and organizations
Codman, Ogden, 1839-1904
Codman, Richard, 1842-1928
Ogden Codman
Swan, Mrs.
Dimensions
49.875 x 74.125 x 2.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.825
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
72042

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