Giambattista TIEPOLO<br/>
<em>The Banquet of Cleopatra</em> (1743-1744) <!-- (recto) --><br />

oil on canvas<br />
250.3 x 357.0 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Felton Bequest, 1933<br />
103-4<br />


NGVWA presents ‘Love, Passion and Intrigue’

Tue 10 May 2022, 11.30am
Garden Restaurant, NGV International

An Italian lunch inspired by one of the NGV’s most loved paintings, The Banquet of Cleopatra by Giambattista Tiepolo.

The painting captures the moment the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra triumphs in a battle of wills with the Roman Consul Mark Antony, a story central to one of history’s greatest love affairs.

Dr Ted Gott, NGV Senior Curator of International Art, reveals the extraordinary story of the painting’s journey and acquisition.

Lunch specially prepared by Andreas Gober, Head Chef, Restaurant Associates, and served at long tables.

Exquisite pearl stud earrings from Paspaley, a gift card from Christine on Collins, and an NGV Premium Membership to be raffled. Stunning floral arrangements created by Flowers Vasette that compliment details in the painting will be available for purchase.

You are welcome to bring friends or attend individually.

*no GST. This is an NGVWA fundraising event, with proceeds supporting art acquisition at the NGV. As a fundraising event, tickets are not refundable.

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Please note that photography and video recording will occur at this event. Images and/or videos may be used for promotional purposes.


The NGVWA is pleased to announce the following winners of the Raffle drawn Tuesday 10 May 2022:
1st prize: Rosie Stradbroke
2nd prize: Vicki Neil
3rd prize: Pixie Cohen

The NGVWA thanks the raffle sponsors Paspaley Pearls, Christine on Collins, and NGV for donating the raffle prizes, and all the people who purchased raffle tickets for this fundraising event.

Kay & Burton Yering Station Paspaley Christine