Cleopatra reclining on left, with snake on arm; on right Marc Antony, in rich green, orange, etc. Inscribed on underside: "1542. Di Marcantonio, e, Cleopatra il fine. X"
"X" of Xanto
Paris. Mr. George Washington Wales; 1895, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to the MFA.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales
Italian (Urbino), dated 1542
- Attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo, Italian (Urbino), born about 1486–87, possibly died in 1542