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

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.


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