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Frederic Leighton, 1830–1896

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

Materials & Techniques:
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)

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

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

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:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Lord Montague (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Friar Laurence (character in Romeo and Juliet)
The Nurse (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Juliet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Balthasar (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Romeo (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Prince Escalus (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Lord Capulet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
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IIIF Manifest:

Shakespeare in Western Art (Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-08) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare in Western Art (Kintetsu Museum of Art, 1993-01-09 - 1993-02-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare in Western Art (Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, 1992-11-28 - 1992-12-23) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare in Western Art (Isetan Museum of Art, 1992-10-29 - 1992-11-24) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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) [YCBA]

Geoffrey Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, pp. 33-4, 125, no. 90, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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