Cleopatra and her Attendants Assisting to Arm Antony.Vide Shakspeare's Tragedy of Antony & Cleopatra, Act IV. Sc. 4.
Engraved from the Original Picture 12 feet by 9 (presented by the Artist &) placed in the Exchange of Liverpool. Published for the Proprietor August 11th. 1804, by Wm. Martin, Windsor Castle, and H. Macklin, 39 Fleet Street, London.
Stipple and etching, 510 x 635mm. 20 x 25". Tatty, torn and chipped margins, missing left margin.
A luxurious interior with Mark Antony standing in front of a pillar, one arm around Cleopatra, who comes forward from her throne, helping to arrange his sword belt. Women on the left bring forward his shield and helmet, a man bends to fasten his sandals; Egyptian courtiers watch from behind Cleopatra's throne and Roman soldiers wait outside in the background to left. Dedication to the Borough of Liverpool below title. After William Martin (1753 - c. 1831).
[Ref: 12769] £320.00