Category:Battle of Issus by Altdorfer

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Albrecht Altdorfer: The Battle of Alexander at Issus  wikidata:Q241455 
Artist
Albrecht Altdorfer  (1480–1538) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q153746
Albrecht Altdorfer
Description German painter, draughtsman, engraver and architect
Date of birth/death circa 1480 12 February 1538
Location of birth/death Altdorf or Regensburg Regensburg
Work location Regensburg
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Albrecht Altdorfer: The Battle of Alexander at Issus
Title Battle of Issus
Alternative title(s):
Battle of Alexander
Object type painting
Description
Battle of Alexander the Great against Persian King Darius
Date 1529
Medium on lime
Dimensions Height: 158.4 cm (62.3 in); Width: 120.3 cm (47.3 in) (trimmed on all sides)
2nd floor, room II
Accession number 688
Object history
Deutsch: 1528 Auftrag von Herzog Wilhelm IV. von Bayern und seiner Frau Jacobaea von Baden als Teil eines Historienzyklus vermutlich für die Münchner Residenz. Aus der herzoglichen Kunstkammer in München. Als Napoleon Gefallen fand an diesem Gemälde, ließ er es 1800 aus der Schlossanlage Schleißheim nach Frankreich bringen und in seinem Badezimmer in St-Cloud aufhängen. Friedrich Schlegel sah es 1803 im Restaurierungssaal des Musée Napoléon.
Inscriptions

Monogram, date and signature bottom left: AA / 1529 / ALBRECHT ALTORFER ZU REGENSPVRG FECIT

Text top center:
ALEXANDER M DARIVM ULT SVPERAT
CAESIS IN ACIE PERSAR PEDIT C M EQUIT
VERO X M INTERFECTIS MATRE QVOQVE
CONIVGE; LIBERIS DARII REG CVM M HAVD
AMPLIVS EQVITIBFVGA DILAPSI CAPTIS:

References Alte Pinakothek
Web Gallery of Art

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