Gerard de Lairesse - Cleopatra’s Banquet, 1675Regular priceRs. 2,299 Sale priceRs. 2,669
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About the Original Painting:
Cleopatra's Banquet (or Cleopatra's Feast) is a 95.5cm x 74cm oil-on-canvas painting, c1675-1680 AD, by the Dutch Golden Age painter and art theorist Gerard de Lairesse whose importance grew in the period following the death of Rembrandt. The painting tells the story of the event when Cleopatra made a bet with Mark Antony on who could give the most lavish banquet. She won by dissolving a priceless pearl in vinegar and then drinking the mixture. De Lairesse painted this story like a scene from a play, situating the figures clad in antique costumes in a fitting décor of Classical architecture and furniture. His classicizing style breathed new life into Dutch painting.
On the right is Cleopatra with bare breasts at the table, and on the left is Marcus Antonius. Several guests and members of the royal household are present around the table. Pictured is the moment when Lucius Plancus prevents Cleopatra from taking a second pearl from her earring to dissolve in her wine. Mark Antony loses the bet on who could give the most expensive banquet. On the floor in front of the table is a hunting dog. In the background the architecture of the palace interior with caryatids.
(Source credit: Rijks Museum)
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