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It behoveth a King to overcome him self: AD.11.22-148

Object information

Current Location: In storage


It behoveth a King to overcome him self
The Family of Darius before Alexander


Printmaker: Simon, John
Publisher: Cooper, Edward



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library


18th century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1725 CE

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in two colums

  • Text: Alexander having overcome Darius near the Town of Isse Enters a Tent, / where Darius's Mother / Wife and Daughters were, and there is gave a Singular example of his / Modesty and Clemency
  • Location: Plate lower left and right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Sold by E Copper at the 3 Pidgeons in Bedford Street
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: C. le Brun
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Name

Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.11.22-148
Primary reference Number: 225559
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 25 September 2018 Updated: Monday 1 February 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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