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Cleopatra, (painting)

Artist:
Reni, Guido
Subject:
Cleopatra
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 107 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"'Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have/ immortal longings in me; Now no more/ the juice of Egypt's grape shall moist this lip:/ Yare, yare, good iras; quick. Methinks I hear/ Antony call; I see him rouse himself/ to praise my noble act; I hear him mock/ the luck of Cesar, which the gods give men/ t'excuse their after-wrath: - Husband, I come:/ now to that name my courage prove my title./ I'm fire and air; my other elements/ i give to baser life./ (to the asp). Come, thou mortal wretch,/ with thy sharp teeth this know intrinsecate/ of life at once untie; poor venomous fool,/ be angry, and despatch.' - Shake- speare." [P. 18; illustration depicts two females attending a half-naked Cleopatra grasping an asp.]
Catalogue of the Collection of Paintings by Celebrated Old and Modern Masters, and Statuary, belonging to N.D. Morgan, Esq., Brooklyn. The Whole on Exhibition, Friday, January 21st, at the Art Rooms, 817 Broadway. To be sold by auction Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, January 26th and 27th, Commencing at Eight o'clock. The Messrs. Leavitt, Auctioneers.
Topic:
Portrait female
History--Ancient--Rome
History--Ancient--Egypt
Literature--Shakespeare--Antony And Cleopatra
Animal--Reptile--Asp
Literature--Poetry
Control number:
AECI 03050107
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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