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Creator:
Benedetto Gennari, 1633–1715, Italian, active in Britain (1674–89)
Title:

Cleopatra

Date:
between 1674 and 1675
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 49 x 41 1/2 inches (124.5 x 105.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2004.1
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bed | bracelet (jewelry) | costume | curtains | historical subject | jewelry | nude | portrait | suicide | woman
Associated Places:
Africa | Egypt
Associated People:
Cleopatra VII Philopator (late 69 BC–30 BC), last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:53751
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Prisco Bagni, Benedetto Gennari e la bottega del Guercino, Nuova Alfa Editoriale, Firenze, Italia, p. 147, NJ18 G28295 B35+ (YCBA)

Rufus Bird, Charles II : art & power, Royal Collection Trust, London, p. 186, N6766 .C43 2017+ (YCBA)

Brett Dolman, Beauty sex and power, a story of debauchery and decadent art at the late Stuart court, 1660-1714 , Scala : Historic Royal Palaces, London, 2012, pp. 50, 51, ND1314.3 .D65 2012 (YCBA)

Martina Droth, Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 28-31, N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA)

Dwight C. Miller, Benedetto Gennari's career at the courts of Charles II and James II and a newly discovered portrait of James II", Apollo, no. 251, London, Jan 1983, pp. 24-29, N1 A54+ (YCBA)

Susan Steer, The early history of Benedetto Gennari's 'Death of Cleopatra" at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Burlington Magazine, v. 149, no. 1252, Burlington Magazine, London, Jul 2007, pp. 485-487, N1 B87+ (YCBA)


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