Engraving

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1792

GUSN

GUSN-17096

Description

"Shakspeare(sic)/ Romeo and Juliet,/ Act V. Scene III." Interior scene depicting crypt with young woman in white, Juliet, raised on one elbow gesturing to Friar Laurence who holds a torch in his left hand. The dead Romeo, vial of poison still in his hand, lies center foreground; bloodied sword visible beneath him, dead Paris at lower right. Below image, inscription (see Inscription). Effigy in armor on sarcophagus behind Juliet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Ink
Unidentified Paper
PICTURE, LITERARY

Inscription

Inscribed below title: ""Published Feb. 2, 1792, by John and Josiah Boydell, at the Shakespeare Gallery Pall Mall & No. 90. Cheaptide, London."" Below engraver: ""Marine Eng. to his Majesty""

Additional Identification Number

49.1919

People and Organizations

Romeo and Juliet Act V. Scene III.

Maker

Boydell, John & Josiah (Publisher)
Simon, P. (Artist)
After Northcote, James, 1822-1904 (Artist)

Location of Origin

London, England; New York (England), NY, USA

Dimensions

22.5 x 27 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequset of Grace Gordon Latimer

Accession Number

1952.456

Places

New York state (United States)