The Death of Cleopatra

Object Details

Title:

The Death of Cleopatra

Artist/Maker:

Gerard Hoet (Dutch, 1648 - 1733)

Culture:

Dutch

Place:

Netherlands (Place created)

Date:

about 1700 - 1710

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

57.8 × 69.5 cm (22 3/4 × 27 3/8 in.)

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Provenance
1750 - 1800

probably Unknown Collection (France)
Source: as suggested by the late-eighteenth century French stretcher.

by 1828

possibly John Smith [sold London, May 2, 1828 (9.9 British Pounds)]
Source: "'The Death of Cleopatra.' The dying queen is reclining on a couch, surrounded by her attendants and others, who have rushed into the apartment on hearing the fatal news." Getty Provenance Index Databases; Lugt no. 11730.

1903

Unknown Collection [sold, Lepke, Berlin, February 24, 1903, lot 56]

1994

Unknown Collection [sold, Dorotheum, Vienna, December 1-2, 1994, lot 43]

1995

Unknown Collection [sold, Christie's, London, April 7, 1995, lot 25 (est. 10-15,000 pounds; sold 20,700 pounds ($33,130)) to Khalil Rizk]

1995 - 2001

Khalil Rizk, died 2001, upon his death held in trust by the estate

2001 - 2008

Estate of Khalil Rizk, died 2001 [Khalil Rizk Collection sale, Sotheby's, New York, April 25, 2008, lot 324 (est. $20-30,000), bought in]

2008

Sotheby's (New York), sold to Jack Kilgore, Inc. New York, 2008.

2008 - 2009

Jack Kilgore & Co., Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009.

Bibliography

Fredericksen, Burton B. Catalogue of the Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1972) p. 92, under no. 123.

Christie's, London. Important and Fine Old Master Pictures. April 7, 1995 p. 45, lot 25.

Sotheby's, New York. The Collection of Khalil Rizk. April 25, 2008 lot 324.