An image of Cleopatra

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

(England, Netherlands 08 Jan 1836 – 28 Jun 1912)

Cleopatra

Location
19th c European art
Year
1875
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
54.6 x 66.7 cm sight; 73.5 x 85.8 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., brown paint "L Alma-Tadema op CXLVI".
Credit
Gift of Sir Herbert Thompson 1920
Accession number
657
Provenance
Pilgeram and Lefevre, 1875-circa 1882, London/England, Commissioned by Pilgeram and Lefevre, sold circa 1882 to Sir Henry Thompson.
Sir Henry Thompson, circa 1882-1904, London/England, Surgeon and pupil of Alma-Tadema. Father of Sir Herbert Thompson.
Sir Herbert Thompson, 1904-1920, London/England, Gift of Sir Herbert Thompson 1920. An Egyptologist, Sir Thompson donated the painting to the AGNSW after members of his cousin's family (Mrs Montague Grover, Sydney) admired it.