Alexander at the Tomb of Cyrus the Great  1796

by Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes

This landscape and its companion piece, [i][url=]Mount Athos Carved as a Monument to Alexander the Great[/url][/i], reflect the late-18th-century enthusiasm for the antique, as well as the cult of sensibility that made the tomb in a landscape a favored subject for art in this perio...
16 9/16 × 35 7/8 in. (42 × 91.1 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago