“She could draw her desire but not its fulfillment.” – Franzen, Jonathan. The Corrections.

Cabanel, Alexandre. Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners. Antwerp, Belgium. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, 1887. Oil on canvas.
Cabanel, Alexandre. Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners. Antwerp, Belgium. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, 1887. Oil on canvas.

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