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Othello, Act V, Scene II
  • William Satchwell Leney, artist
    1769–1831
    J. Graham
  • Othello, Act V, Scene II, 1803
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 594 x 416 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 3/8 x 16 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1727
Description

A dark-skinned man is clenching a short sword in his left hand and is covering his face with his right hand. He is bent slightly at the waist, possibly conveying pain or despair. Behind him, a light-skinned woman is lying on a bed, tucked under the covers. Her right arm is lying on top of the covers. Her face is turned towards the viewer.