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Cleopatra Applying the Asp, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Guido (copy after)
Subject:
Cleopatra
Medium:
Canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 2
54 x 38. A most splendid copy of Guido's immortal work, catching, with all the brilliancy characteristic of the Venetian School, the expression of the last scene in the drama of the eventful life of the great but immoral Queen of Egypt. To rule at Rome she became Marc Anthony's mistress; but it shipwrecked her fortunes in his loss of power. The canvas tells the story of her tragic end in language more powerful than words. (See steel plate Engraving.) [P. 55; engraving noted in this commentary is not included in the copy of the catalogue indexed. See entry 02410018 for companion piece.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, &c., comprise the Premiums to be given to subscribers.
Artist nationality: Italian.
Topic:
History--Ancient--Egypt
History--Ancient--Rome
Portrait female
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat
State of Being--Death--Suicide
Animal--Reptile--Asp
Control number:
AECI 02410002
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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