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Alexanders Des Grossen Einzug In Babylon

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Leipzig (published)

  • Date:

    1875 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Overbeck, Johann Friedrich, born 1789 - died 1869 (artist)
    Thorvaldsen, Bertel, born 1768 - died 1844 (sculptor)
    Amsler, Samuel, born 1791 - died 1849 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.580:10

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 89, shelf TOP

Physical description

Etching and engraving from a volume of plates (22) after F.Overbeck's drawings of Thorvaldsen's relief frieze depicting the 'Triumph of Alexander in Babylon', in publisher's decorative paper binding. Plates numbered.

Place of Origin

Leipzig (published)

Date

1875 (published)

Artist/maker

Overbeck, Johann Friedrich, born 1789 - died 1869 (artist)
Thorvaldsen, Bertel, born 1768 - died 1844 (sculptor)
Amsler, Samuel, born 1791 - died 1849 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and engraving

Dimensions

Height: 33.2 cm Size of covers, Width: 51.5 cm

Descriptive line

Etching and engraving by Samuel Amsler from a volume entitled 'Alexanders Des Grossen Einzug In Babylon', [The Triumph Of Alexander The Great In Babylon]. Volume of plates (22) after F. Overbeck's drawings of Bertel Thorvaldsen's relief frieze, with descriptive text. Published in Germany, 1875.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Friezes; Triumph; Reliefs

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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