Painted in: 1888
Cleopatra was 17 or 18 years old when she became queen of Egypt. She was the last pharaoh as Egypt became a Roman province after her death. She is mostly known for her love affairs with Julias Ceasar and Mark Antony. Despite her glamorous image of today, she was far from beautiful as Waterhouse shows clearly in this painting of her. On ancient coins, she was also depicted as having somewhat of a hooked nose and masculine features.