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Cleopatra, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Guido (copy after)
Subject:
Cleopatra
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1877
Old
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 578
"Guido Reni. (see no. 577.) Cleopatra. 38 x 48. Original (no. 173.] in the Pitti Palace gallery, Florence. The queen of Egypt is represented as ending her existence by the bite of an asp, to avoid falling into the hands of the conquerer of her Roman lover, Marc Antony. This is supposed to be one of the finest paintings in Italy." (see serial 04120403 for commentary on artist)
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.
Topic:
Portrait female
State of Being--Death--Suicide
History--Ancient--Rome
History--Ancient--Egypt
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat
Animal--Reptile--Asp
Control number:
AECI 04120404
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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