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Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663), Italy, The Death of Cleopatra, circa 1660–62, oil on canvas, Pinacoteca di Brera, 2341
Bernardo Strozzi (1581–1644), Italy, David with the Head of Goliath, circa 1636, oil on canvas, Cincinnati Art Museum; John J. Emery Fund, 1938.10501
Jean Mignon (active 1537–1552), France, Cleopatra Bitten by an Asp, circa 1543–45, etching, Cincinnati Art Museum; The Albert P. Strietmann Collection and Deaccession Funds, 1983.18
Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663), Italy, David Holding Goliath's Head, 1650, oil on canvas, Gift of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Columbia Museum of Art, 1962.21
March 23, 2018–July 22, 2018 | Gallery 125
Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death brings together a select group of Italian Baroque paintings for the first time: three works by Guido Cagnacci and one by Bernardo Strozzi. The centerpiece of the special feature is the oil on canvas Death of Cleopatra (1660-62) on loan from the Pinacoteca de Brera (Brera Paintings Gallery) in Milan, Italy. Free admission.
This special feature is organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum with the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture.