Copy from Claude Lorraine. The view before us represents the Landing of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, at Tarsus, in Silicia, where she had been summoned to appear by Mark Antony to answer charges . . . She determined to follow the advice of Dellius, and present herself before Antony in as much pomp and magnificence as she could command. . . . She crossed the Mediterranean Sea, and when her fleet arrived before the city of Tarsus, she embarked on board a most magnificent barge, . . . [Pp. 14-15.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of Daniel Pratt, Prattville, Alabama. Together with a Memoir of George Cooke, Artist. Prattville: Howell & Luckett, Printers. 1853.