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Creator:
Print made by Jean Marie Delatre, 1746–1840, French
after Angelica Kauffmann RA, 1741–1807, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–81)
Published by Anthony Molteno, 1784–1845, British
Title:

The Death of Mark Antony

Additional Title(s):

La mort de Marc Antoine

The Death of Mark Anthony

Date:
1805
Medium:
Line engraving and stipple engraving with hand coloring on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 14 5/8 x 12 1/4 inches (37.2 x 31.1 cm) and Image (tondo): 11 7/16 x 11 7/16 inches (29 x 29 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "John M. DELATRE"; on back, lower right, written upside down: "6064 | 3/- | [crossed out illegible inscriptions]"

Lettered in black ink, along lower left border of tondo image: "Angelica Kauffman pinxit."; along lower right border of tondo image: "J. M. Delattre sculpsit."; lower center: "THE DEATH OF MARK ANTHONY. | La Mort de Marc. Antoine. | London Published Jany 15, 1805, by A. Molteno, No. 29 Pall Mall, Printseller to her R. H. the Duchess of York."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.265
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ancient | armor | bed (furniture) | chalice | chiton | Classical | costume | curtains | death | death of Mark Antony: he dies after having stabbed himself; Cleopatra grieves at his bedside | drapery | feathers | gold | helmet | historical subject | interior | love | man | nobility | relief | Roman | sandals | servant | stola | suicide | togas | tondo | tunics | women
Associated People:
Cleopatra VII Philopator (late 69 BC–30 BC), last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Marcus Antonius (83 BC–30 BC), Roman politician and general
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41897
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