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Frederic Leighton, 1830–1896, British
The Reconciliation of the Montagues and the Capulets
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:
Prince Escalus (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Juliet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Romeo (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Lord Capulet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
The Nurse (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Friar Laurence (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Lord Montague (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Balthasar (character in Romeo and Juliet)
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Exhibition History:
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Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-08)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Kintetsu Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-02)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, 1992-11-28 - 1992-12-23)

Shakespeare in Western Art (Isetan Museum of Art, 1992-10-29 - 1992-11-24)

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A brush with Shakespeare, the bard in painting, 1780-1910 , Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, 1985, pp. 18-19, fig. 23, PR2883 B78 oversize (YCBA)

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