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Othello, Act V, Scene II
  • William Satchwell Leney, artist
    Josiah Boydell
    born: Hawarden, Wales, United Kingdom ; died: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Othello, Act V, Scene II, 1799
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 488 x 362 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 3/16 x 14 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 35 x 26 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1729

Othello, wearing full armor, stands above Desdemona as she sleeps in her bed. He is holding a candle in his left hand and a dagger in his right. Desdemona is sleeping peacefully.