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Creator:
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
after John Opie, 1761–1807, British
Published by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
Published by Josiah Boydell, 1752–1817, British
Title:

Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene V

Date:
1799
Medium:
Line engraving and etching on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped unevenly inside plate): 12 5/16 x 16 9/16 inches (31.2 x 42 cm) and Image: 6 1/2 x 9 5/16 inches (16.5 x 23.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, in black ink, lower left under image: "Painted by J. Opie."; lower center under image: "Variation. | SHAKSPEARE. | Romeo and Juliet, | ACT IV. SCENE V. | Pub'd. March 25, 1799. by John & Josiah Boydell. at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall, & No. 90. Cheapside."; lower right under image: "Engrav'd by W. Blake."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Janet and James Sale, Yale BA 1960
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2000.5.1
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed | blankets | cloaks | crying | dark | death | drama | drapery | dying | family | hats | illustration | literary theme | lute | musicians | priest | romance | Romeo and Juliet, play by William Shakespeare | sheets
Associated People:
Lady Capulet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Lord Capulet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
The Nurse (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Juliet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Friar Laurence (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:47445
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