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Alexander the Great as Ruler

Alexander the Great as Ruler Visual Arts Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Famous People World History

Image of a painting called The Family of Darius before Alexander, by Charles Le Brun, circa 1660.  

Maintained by the Palace of Versailles, this work was created by Louis XIV's court painter who produced several works of art featuring Alexander the Great.  This particular painting depicts how the artist imagined the conqueror may have received the family of defeated King Darius III.


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