Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Large eagle. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 37.2 x 41.3 cm. The image size is ca. 36.5 x 40.8 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 14.6 x 16.3 inch. The image size is ca. 14.4 x 16.1 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Alexandre etant tombe malade [..].’ – Alexander drinking the medicine of Philippus. Very good impression. Ref: IFF 12.Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Benoit Audran’ after ‘Eustache le Sueur’. Benoit Audran I, the elder (1661-1721) was a French designer, etcher and engraver from Lyon. He was the brother of Jean Audran (1667-1756). He was taught the rudiments of engraving by his father (Germain Audran), and was later placed under the care of his uncle Gerard Audran in Paris. Benoit Audran II was his nephew and the son of Jean Audran. He was appointed engraver to the king. He was active in Paris and his prints very well respected. Eustache Le Sueur or Lesueur (1617-1655), one of the founders of the French Academy of painting, was born in Paris, France.
Condition: Very good, given age. Thread margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-HISTORY-ALEXANDER THE GREAT-PHILIPPUS-LE SUEUR-AUDRAN