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Painting depicting soldiers on horses, with captives and an elephant.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
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.
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Codman, Ogden, 1839-1904
Codman, Richard, 1842-1928
AFTER Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1620 (Maker)
49.875 x 74.125 x 2.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman