Artist Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Italian, 1727-1785
Artist after Benvenuto Cellini, Italian, 1500-1571
Title
  • Death of Cleopatra
Date between 1727 and 1785
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 9 × 5 7/8 inches (22.9 × 14.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S282
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamped, verso: Scripps 1885 (Lugt Suppl. 2357a) [date added in ink to the stamp]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower margin: CLEOPATRA ANIMAM EFFLANS. | DE CEREO EXEMPLARI EIVSDEM MAGNITVDINIS AVCTORE | BENVENVTO CELLINI PENES THOMAM HOLLIS HOSPITII LINCOL- | NIENSIS R.ET A.SS.S. IOHANNES BAPTISTA CIPRIANI FLORENTINVS | DELINEAVIT ET AQVAE FORTIS OPE INSCVLPSIT
December 1885, Kissam sale.
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)