Triumphs of Alexander the Great

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1700-1799

GUSN

GUSN-72042

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
armed forces
Picture
Landscape
Oil
Coated Canvas
Military
Landscape

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.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

People and Organizations

Ogden Codman

Swan, Mrs.
Codman, Ogden, 1839-1904
Codman, Richard, 1842-1928

Maker

AFTER Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1620 (Maker)

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

49.875 x 74.125 x 2.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.825

Places

Probably