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Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, Scene IX
  • Johann Gottlieb Facius, artist
    circa 1750–after 1802
    active: England, United Kingdom
    George Sigmund Facius, artist
    circa 1750–after 1814
    active: England, United Kingdom
    Henry Trefham
  • Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, Scene IX, 1795
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 445 x 598 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1717
Description

A man wearing Roman military dress sits at the right side of the image, facing away from the man speaking to him and the group of people behind him. The man is looking upward and is clasping his forehead with his left hand. The man behind him is wearing a tunic and gesturing strongly to his right. To his right, a woman wearing a white tunic appears to be distressed and pleading with the soldier. She is accompanied by two women who also appear to be distressed. Soldiers are behind the women.