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Drawing - La Tente de Darius

La Tente de Darius

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1690 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Brun, Charles (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Indian ink and bistre on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F.S.A.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 109

Physical description

Two sheets of paper joined, with preliminary drawings for a painting

Place of Origin

France (made)


1690 (made)


Le Brun, Charles (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Indian ink and bistre on paper


Height: 20 in, Width: 28.75 in

Descriptive line

Charles Le Brun, Preliminary drawings, on two sheets joined, drawn on both sides of the sheets for La Tente de Darius. Alexander, after the victory of Issus, accompanied by Ephestion, visits the Persian Princess.
French School

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1936, London: Board of Education, 1937.


Indian ink; Bistre




Drawings; Paintings; Myths & Legends


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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