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September 25, 2017

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Cleopatra and Octavian
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)

When I first saw this work I guessed the wrong period. The artist was active in the first half of the 17th century; almost 100 years later than I thought. It doesn't have the depth of expression that I would expect, although some of his other works are more expressive.

Yeah...I'm stumped, but that's nothing new.

[Hat Tip: commenter fast freefall, who sent me his photo of the original in the Capitolino Museum in Rome]

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posted by CBD at 09:30 AM

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