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Cleopatra Drinking the Dissolved Pearl, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Tiepolo (copy after)
Subject:
Cleopatra
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1875
Old
Notes:
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.
Topic:
Portrait female
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat
Ceremony--Other--Banquet
History--Ancient--Egypt
History--Ancient--Rome
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking
Control number:
AECI 04120460
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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