7 June 2002
OTTIMAR ELLIGER II (Hamburg 1666-1735 Saint Petersburg)
The Banquet of Cleopatra
with monogram and date '16 GL 68' (lower right)
oil on canvas
23½ x 28½ in. (60 x 72.5 cm.)
Peltzer Collection, Aix-la-Chapelle, purchased from the Kuhms Museum.
Sale, Antwerp (according to a label on the reverse).
Ruys-Orban Collection, Liége (according to a label on the reverse).
Desoer-Orban Collection (according to a label on the reverse).
with Léon Seyffers, Brussels.
Anon. Sale, Phillips, London, 2 July 1996, lot 130 as Circle of Gerard de Lairesse.
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A version of this composition was with Julius Böhler, Munich in 1981. This picture may be compared with the Achilles discovered among the daughters of King Lycomedes and the Dance of Salome by Elliger in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
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