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Alexander Subduing the Fiery War Horse Bucephalus.
1852-1854
Original Owner:Originally owned by Edson Harvey
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Horace Thayer & Co. , American, 1852
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/8 x 12 3/4in. (20.6 x 32.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 9 15/16 x 14 1/8in. (25.2 x 35.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: A scene from ancient history showing Alexander the Great holding the bridle of a rearing black horse. King Phillip, Alexander's father, looks on from the porch of a stone building with an Ionic colonnade. A statue of a warrior holding a spear and a shield is nearby. The king wears a gold crown on his head and is attended by his queen and a soldier with a plumed helmet. Other onlookers include a bearded man and a boy. A temple is on an acropolis in the background. Fortifications are near the base of the hill.
Inscription Note: Signature in inscription is illegible, but appears to begin "Whi". Wilson Whiton is listed as a teacher in the 1851 Hartford City Directory.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "ALEXANDER SUBDUING THE FIERY WAR HORSE BUCEPHALUS. / We are told that Philip shed tears of joy upon this occasion, and embracing Alexander after He had alighted, said to him, My son seek a Kingdom more worthy for thee for Macedon / is below thy merit." Inscribed in pencil: lower center, "Credit marks 47"; lower right, apparently in the same hand, "Presented to Edson Harvey by his teacher / [Wilson A. Whiton?]". On verso, inscribed in purple ink, upper left, "753". Inscribed in pencil: "Print / Box 6 / #17" and, at lower right, "Dwr. 2 / CONSV CPC 1987".
Object Number: 1950.76.0
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