As well, a true painting of Cleopatra represented in the etching:
Sunday, August 1, 2010
One day I came across this old etching showing the artist Hans Makart in his studio around 1880. I had not heard of the fellow prior to that, but it looked like an interesting studio, especially so for some of the paintings hanging around. In particular the one in the upper left corner really caught my fancy, and I got to wondering if it was a true painting or just a flight of fancy for this image.