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Creator:
Print made by Edward Fisher, 1722–1785
after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723–1792
Published by John Bowles, 1701–1779
and Thomas Bowles, ca. 1712–died 1753
Title:

Miss Kitty Fisher as 'Cleopatra Dissolving the Pearl'

Date:
between 1752 and 1763
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 7/16 x 9 3/8 inches (34.2 x 23.8 cm), Plate: 13 1/16 x 9 inches (33.1 x 22.8 cm), Image: 11 x 9 inches (27.9 x 22.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.121
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
banquet of Mark Antony and Cleopatra: she dissolves a pearl in a cup of wine, which she then drinks | braids | chalice | crown | dress | gaze | jewelry | literary theme | mantle | pearls | portrait | religious and mythological subject | sash | throne | wine
Associated People:
Cleopatra VII Philopator (late 69 BC–30 BC), last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
Fisher, Kitty (1741? - 1767), courtesan
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22012
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