Artist Sébastien Le Clerc, French, 1637-1714
Artist after Charles Le Brun, French, 1619-1690
Title
  • The Battle of Arabella When Alexander Gains the Submission of the Persians and
Date between 1637 and 1714
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 5 3/4 × 11 1/8 inches (14.6 × 28.3 cm)
Sheet: 6 1/2 × 11 3/4 inches (16.5 × 29.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S303.D
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower left: LA VERTU EST DIGNE DE L'EMPIRE DU MONDE. | Alexandre apres plusieurs victoires deffit Darius dans la bataille qu'il donna | pres d'Arbelle, et ce dernier combat ayant achevé de renverser le throsne des Perses, | tout l'orient fut soumis à la puissance des macedoniens.
Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower right: DIGNA ORBIS IMPERIO VIRTUS. | Post multas victorias virtute sua partas ultimo ad Arbella prœlio Darium | fugat Alexander caque clade funditus everso Perfarum solio totus Oriens in | potestatem Macedonici ceßit imperii.
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)