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Creator:
Print made by William Heath, 1795–1840, British
Published by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875, British
Title:
Opera Reminiscences: Desdemona and Otello
Date:
1829
Medium:
Etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches (26 x 37.8 cm) and Image: 8 9/16 x 13 1/8 inches (21.8 x 33.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "30-"; on back, lower right: "Theatrical"; in black pen, lower right: "49 7/8 x 14 4 3/8 = 13 7/8 x 18 3/8 3946 2m cyyshell(?)"

Lettered, upper center: "OPERA REMINISCENCE'S - 1829 - to be continued"; upper right: "Pl 1st (underlined)"; lower left: "William Heath___"; lower center: "DESDEMONA OTELLO | Dedicated to the admirers of WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE ___"; lower right: "Pub July 15 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole publisher of W. Heaths sketches__"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.155
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
costume | dresses | literary theme | opera | plays by William Shakespeare | sashes | singing | The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, play by William Shakespeare | theater | turban | vest
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Othello (character in Othello, the Moor of Venice)
Desdemona (character in Othello)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25397
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