Historienzyklus: Alexanderschlacht (Schlacht bei Issus)

Historienzyklus: Alexanderschlacht (Schlacht bei Issus)

Dating
1529
More about this artwork
The battle between Alexander the Great and the Persian King Darius III at Issus in 333 B.C. signalled the end of the Persian advance. Altdorfer has chosen to show the decisive moment: Alexander has won and Darius has turned to flee. This painting is part of the cycle of history paintings for the Munich Residence, commissioned by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria and his wife Jacobaea of Baden.
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
688
Birth year of the artist
1482
Year the artist deceased
1538
Dimensions of the object
158,4 x 120,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia spec.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
Aus der Herzoglichen Kunstkammer München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Albrecht Altdorfer, Historienzyklus: Alexanderschlacht (Schlacht bei Issus), 1529, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/9pL3Qyz4eb (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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