The Suicide of Cleopatra

Lucas Cranach the Elder - copy

Lucas Cranach the Elder - copy - The Suicide of Cleopatra
The composition is clearly based on the depiction of The Suicide of Lucretia, on the type created by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop. Here we have an original theme reworked and replaced by the Suicide of Cleopatra, a theme that does not occur in Cranach's work; its greater distribution occurred only in the course of the 17th century.
measurements: height 65 cm
width 48,5 cm
material: wood
technique: oil
inventory number: O 18136
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters

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