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Alexander and Philip his Physician

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  • Title (object)

    • Alexander and Philip his Physician
  • Description

    The monarch drinks the medicine prepared for him by his doctor, who stands before him, reading with horror the letter that accuses him of intending to poison his king; a soldier stands at left, leaning on the back of the throne with a thoughtful expression; an army camp behind at right; after Benjamin West (Staley 7); lettered state. 1772


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1772
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 442 millimetres
    • Width: 529 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, "from the original picture painted by Mr. Benjamin West: in the collection of G. Stibbert Esqr." and production detail: "B. West pinxit", "Val. Green fecit", with publication line: "Published Jany. 1st. 1772 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London."
  • Bibliography

    • Whitman 1902 171 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 Undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Pultrach's 'Life of Alexander the Great'
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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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