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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G103
People
Gérard Audran, French (1640 - 1703)
After Charles Le Brun, French (Paris 1619 - 1690 Paris)
Title
Porus Brought before Alexander
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Battles of Alexander
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1678
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/276393
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Etching and engraving
Dimensions
88 x 180 cm (34 5/8 x 70 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: left sheet (sheet 1 of 4), bottom of verso: shield with "D M F" over it in blue ink [Lugt 778, H. F. de la Motte-Fouquet]
  • collector's mark: sheet 2 of 4, bottom of verso: shield with "D M F" over it in blue ink [Lugt 778, H. F. de la Motte-Fouquet]
  • (not assigned): in plate, to the right of the text, right sheet (sheet 4 of 4), recto: "Goyton" in reverse, in black dots
  • (not assigned): right sheet, recto, in plate, top above main image: "XIIIII" in black dots
  • inscription: in plate, right sheet (sheet 4 of 4), recto: "Ger. Audran Sculp. 1678"
  • collector's mark: right sheet (sheet 4 of 4); bottom of verso: shield with "D M F" over it in blue ink [Lugt 778, H. F. de la Motte-Fouquet]
  • collector's mark: left sheet (sheet 1 of 4); verso bottom: circle with "Dr. WA Pr" in black ink [Lugt 791, Dr. W. A. Ackermann]
  • collector's mark: sheet 2 of 4; verso, bottom: circle with "Dr. WA Pr" in black ink [Lugt 791, Dr. W. A. Ackermann]
  • collector's mark: sheet 3 of 4; verso, bottom: circle with "Dr. WA Pr" in black ink [Lugt 791, Dr. W. A. Ackermann]
  • collector's mark: right sheet (sheet 4 of 4); verso, bottom: circle with "Dr. WA Pr" in black ink [Lugt 791, Dr. W. A. Ackermann]
  • (not assigned): in plate, left of text, left sheet (sheet 1 of 4), recto: "Goyton" in reverse, in black dots
Provenance
Dr. Wilhelm August Ackermann, Lubeck and Dresden (Lugt 791), sold [through Weigel, Leipzig, June 25, 1844, lot 1547]. Heinrich Friedrich de la Motte-Fouquet, Cologne (Lugt 778), sold [through Hôtel du Dôme, Cologne, October 21 and 22, 1847, lot 166]. Francis Calley Gray, bequest; to William Gray (his nephew), 1856; gift; to Harvard University, 1857.

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/ii
Standard Reference Number
M. 88d
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G103
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Four overlapping sheets.
Exhibition History

Fine Art for Harvard: The Gray Collection of Engravings, Fogg Art Museum, 09/02/1986 - 11/02/1986

32Q: 2400 French/Italian/Spanish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/19/2018 - 02/06/2019

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