Romeo and Juliet by Joseph Wright of Derby

The moment when Juliet awakes in the tomb to find Romeo's dead body and the empty cup of poison beside it.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
178 x 241 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,312 ( Total: £33,250; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
James Oaks

Seizing the dagger, she is about to kill herself.

Provenance

Painted for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery but rejected and remained with the artist; Christie's 1801; Christie's 1810; Henry Moseley; Mrs Thomas Thorpe, 1857; Oakes family before 1883, by descent.

Venue details

Derby Museum and Art Gallery The Strand, DERBY Derbyshire DE1 1BS 01332 641 901 www.derbymuseums.org

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