"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.