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Cleopatra

Cagnacci, Guido17th century?

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery

DPG160 seems to be a copy of a picture currently in the collection of Richard F. Spear, which is close in style to Cagnacci. It depicts the scene of Cleopatra's tragic death: traditionally, Cleopatra is believed to have killed herself by inducing a snake (in some sources, an Egyptian cobra) to bite her chest.

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  • Title: Cleopatra
  • Date: 17th century?
  • Physical Dimensions: w623 x h753 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Notes: DPG160 seems to be a copy of a picture currently in the collection of Richard F. Spear, which is close in style to Cagnacci.
  • Work Nationality: Italian (Bolognese)
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Manner of: Cagnacci, Guido
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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