Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cleopatra and Caesar

Cleopatra VII Philopator (Late 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC)



Artist: Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904). Title: Cleopatra and Caesar. Date: 1866.



Notes: Cleopatra Before Caesar by Jean-Léon Gérôme, oil on canvas, 1866. Cleopatra confronts Gaius Julius Caesar after emerging from a roll of carpet. The Egyptian Queen had been driven from the palace in Alexandria by her brother / husband Ptolemy XIII. She had to disguise herself, rolled in a carpet, to regain entry and treat with Caesar for protection and restoration of her throne.



This IMAGE (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 (in this case 1866) are now in the public domain.



These images are also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), in this case Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904), and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day of that year.



Cleopatra and Caesar

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