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Creator:
Richard Dadd, 1817–1886, British
Title:
Sketch for the Passions: Love
Date:
1853
Medium:
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, light blue wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches (35.9 x 25.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in blue ink, upper right: "Sketch for the Passions | LOVE - Romeo & Juliet | Romeo - My life, my love, | my soul adieu. Vide | Shakespeare's. Play-"; in blue ink, upper right: "Richard Dadd | Bethlem Hospital 1853."

Signed and dated in blue ink, upper right: "Richard Dadd. | Bethlem Hospital 1853."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.39
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
balcony | embracing | feather | garden | girl | hills | husband | illustration | kissing | landscape | leaves | literary theme | love | lovers | man | manor | marriage | passion | plays by William Shakespeare | robes | Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene V | ropes | sculptures | secrecy | servant | sunrise | sword | trees | watching | wife
Associated People:
Juliet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
The Nurse (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Romeo (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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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)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Block Museum of Art, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Toledo Museum of Art, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Portland Art Museum, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

Publications:
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Scott Wilcox, British watercolors, drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries from the Yale Center for British Art , Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1985, no. 66, pl. 66, ND1928 W533 1985 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8811
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