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The Death of an Emperor (Alexander?), one of two portions of a tapestry design; lying on a couch holding a sheaf of arrows, a man behind drawing one of them out, six men, one of them black, are grouped around the front of the bed
Pen and brown ink, with bodycolour, on vellum
- Production date
Height: 321 millimetres
Width: 146 millimetres (sheet made up)
- Curator's comments
- Netherlandish XVc.
The drawings are probably fragments for designs for lost portions of the series of tapestries of the Life of Alexander, of which four are preserved in the Doria Palace at Rome.
For further references etc., see reg.no.1895-9-15-893A.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings (no cat.)
2008 Apr-Aug, Bern, Historisches Museum, 'Duke Charles the Bold'
2009 Mar-Jul, Brugge, Groeningemuseum, 'Duke Charles the Bold'
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- Prints and Drawings
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