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Frederic Leighton, 1830–1896, British

The Reconciliation of the Montagues and the Capulets

Additional Title(s):

The Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets over the Dead Bodies of Romeo and Juliet

A Churchyard, in it a Tomb Belonging to the Capulets: 'Romeo and Juliet', Act V, Scene III

Part Of:

Collective Title: Romeo and Juliet

Watercolor with gouache over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 15 9/16 x 20 3/4 inches (39.6 x 52.7 cm)

Watermark: I HONIG LION (lion similar to the one in Churchill 159)

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower right: "18 FL [monogram] 54"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | boots | breeches | capitals | chisel | city | cloaks | columns | crying | daggers | dress | fire | flowers (plants) | gesturing | grief | hats | helmets | lantern | lattice | literary theme | lovers | men | owl | pillar | pincers | play | plays by William Shakespeare | purses | railing | Romeo and Juliet, play by William Shakespeare | roundel (architectural element) | sadness | sarcophagus | sheaths | shoes | shovel | smoke | spears | staff | steps | stockings | suicide | swords | tomb | torchieres | tunics | veil | watchmen | wedding dress | women
Associated Places:
Europe | Italy | Verona
Associated People:
Juliet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Lord Capulet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
The Nurse (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Romeo (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Prince Escalus (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Friar Laurence (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Lord Montague (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Balthasar (character in Romeo and Juliet)
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