Alexander the Great and the High Priest of Jerusalem
cream(1) laid paper
Sheet: 25.3 x 19.8 cm (9 15/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
According to ancient legend, when Alexander the Great (356–323 BC) came into the presence of the high priest of Jerusalem, he was so awestruck by the priest's piety that he approached the holy man on his knees.
VERSO, lower left, in graphite: B XV[underlined] ·22·1 ; lower center, in pen and gray-brown ink: G.[...]ck a [N...ro?] 1802. / In. N° 12617 ; lower center, in graphite: SC 11276 ; lower right, in graphite: 1883