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  • Museum number

    1851,0208.102

  • Description

    Alexander the Great and Campaspe sitting on a couch and posing for Apelles standing in the foreground in front of his easel; within oval, in a frame decorated with satyrs and putti. c.1541/45 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1541-1545
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 444 millimetres
    • Width: 300 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on plate with monogram (bottom right).
  • Curator's comments

    After the frescoes executed by Primaticcio for the room of the Duchesse d'Etampes, Fontainebleau (1541-44). The preparatory drawing to Primaticcio's work is kept at Chatsworth (Inv.186). Léon Davent also etched a plate after the same composition (see entry 1851,0208.104). See 'École de Fontainebleau', Paris 1972, cat. No.358, and 'The French Renaissance in Prints', Los Angeles 1994, cat. No.49. The frame, especially the bottom figures, was inspired by Jean Mignon's 'Cleopatra' (see entry 1850,0527.75).

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  • Bibliography

    • Bartsch XVI.371.2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2012 May-July, BM, Imaginary studios (no catalogue)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1851,0208.102

Alexander the Great and Campaspe sitting on a couch and posing for Apelles standing in the foreground in front of his easel; within oval, in a frame decorated with satyrs and putti.  c.1541/45  Etching

Alexander the Great and Campaspe sitting on a couch and posing for Apelles standing in the foreground in front of his easel; within oval, in a frame decorated with satyrs and putti. c.1541/45 Etching

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