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Creator:
attributed to Richard Cosway, 1742–1821, British
Title:

Othello and Desdemona, 'Othello', Act V, Scene II

Part Of:

Collective Title: Othello, the Moor of Venice (?)

Date:
ca. 1805
Medium:
Graphite and black chalk on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 5/8 × 7 3/4 inches (24.4 × 19.7 cm) and Image (oval): 8 7/8 × 7 inches (22.5 × 17.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Iago"; lower right: "Othello"

Signed in brown ink, lower right: "Cosway"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.31
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed (furniture) | bedroom | blankets | Cymbeline, Act II, Scene II | drapery | feathers | gesture | hat | interior | men | murder | oval | plays by William Shakespeare | table | The Tragedy of Othello, Act V, Scene II | women
Associated People:
Desdemona (character in Othello)
Othello (character in Othello, the Moor of Venice)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Imogen (character in Cymbeline)
Iachimo
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8274
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