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Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene V
  • Johann Gottlieb Facius, artist
    circa 1750–after 1802
    active: England, United Kingdom
    George Sigmund Facius, artist
    circa 1750–after 1814
    active: England, United Kingdom
    John Opie
    1761–1807
    born: Trevellas, England, United Kingdom ; died: Westminster, England, United Kingdom
  • Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene V, 1791
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 445 x 594 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 1/2 x 23 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1715
Description

Young man (Romeo) leaning over young, unresponsive woman (Juliet) in a discheveled bed. He is cupping her head with one hand and holding her side with the other. Many mourners surround the room with arms lifted up. Behind the young man is a priest with a beard.