The moment when Juliet awakes in the tomb to find Romeo's dead body and the empty cup of poison beside it.
Romeo and Juliet by Joseph Wright of Derby, 17861791
© Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 178 x 241 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,312 ( Total: £33,250; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- James Oaks
Seizing the dagger, she is about to kill herself.
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.