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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