Brussels Historical Tapestry Depicting The Entry of Alexander into Babylon, late 17th century, after a design by Charles LeBrun (1619-1690); height: 11 ft. 7 in.; width: 15 ft. 4 in.
bearing inscription panel in French AINSI PAR LA VERTU SELEVENT LES HEROS and museum tag on l.l. verso Lent by F. R. Sears;
Other Notes: Charles LeBrun's monumental painting, Entry of Alexander into Babylon, was painted ca. 1664 as part of a series of four ambitious paintings depicting episodes from the life of Alexander the Great. In 1664, Louis XIV (1638-1715) made LeBrun a titled Nobleman and appointed him First Painter to the King.