London, South Kensington
27 October 1999
Circle of Frans Francken II (1581-1642)
Alexander wounded by an arrow
oil on panel
14 x 19 in. (37.5 x 49.5 cm.)
The reverse is stamped with the coat-of-arms of the city of Antwerp.
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The subject shows a minor incident in the life of Alexander (Plutarch XLV): after the invasion of Parthia, he was wounded in battle by an arrow just below the knee and impressed his troops with the courage he displayed in the face of pain.
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