Artist Sébastien Le Clerc, French, 1637-1714
Artist after Charles Le Brun, French, 1619-1690
  • Alexander's First Victory over the Persians on the Banks of the Grancis
Date between 1637 and 1714
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid ? paper
Dimensions Plate: 5 1/2 × 9 5/8 inches (14 × 24.4 cm)
Sheet: 6 1/4 × 10 3/8 inches (15.9 × 26.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S303.B
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower left: LA VERTU SURMONTE TOUT OBSTACLE. | Alexandre ayant passe le Granique, attaque les Perses à forces | inégales, et met en suite leur innombrable multitude
Inscribed, lower right: VIRTUS OMNI OBICE MAJOR. | Alexander superato Granico, Persas imparibus copiis aggreditur | eorumque innumerabilem exericitum sundit.
Inscribed, lower left edge of plate: A Paris chez N. Langlois rue St. Jacques a la Victoire
Inscribed, lower right: Avec Privilege du Roy.
September 1899, F. Meyer (Dresden, Germany);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)