Historienzyklus: Alexanderschlacht (Schlacht bei Issus)

Alte Pinakothek


The battle between Alexander the Great and the Persian king Darius III at Issus in the year 333 BC put a halt to the Persian invasion. Altdorfer shows the crucial moment: Alexander is victorious – Darius turns to flee. The painting is part of a specific historical cycle, which Duke Wilhelm IV von Bayern and his wife Jacobaea von Baden had probably commissioned in 1528 for the Münchner Residenz (Munich Residence).

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