Cleopatra Drinking the Dissolved Pearl, (painting)
Tiepolo (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 634
"Giov. Batt. Tiepolo. (see no. 582.) Cleopatra drinking the dissolved pearl. 60 x 49. The Egyptian queen is credited with having dissolved and drunk a costly pearl given her by her Roman lover, Marc Antony. The artist has portrayed her perpetrating this absurd folly. This is a very good example of Tiepolo, the last of the great Venetian painters." (see serial 04120408 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.