London, South Kensington
31 October 2001
Ottmar Elliger II (Hamburg 1666-1735 St. Petersburg)
The Banquet of Cleopatra
with initials and date '16 GL 68' (GL linked, lower right)
oil on canvas
23½ x 28½ (60 x 72.5 cm.)
Peltzer Collection, Aix-la-Chapelle, purchased from the Kuhms Museum. Sale, Antwerp (according to the label on the reverse).
Ruys-Orban Collection, Liège (according to the label on the reverse). Desoer-Orban Collection (according to the label on the reverse).
With Léon Seyffers, Brussels.
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The picture may be compared with the Achilles discovered amongst the daughters of King Lycomedes and the Dance of Salome by Elliger in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
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