- Gouache on paper
- Support: 241 x 178 mm
- Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1913
N02937 O ROMEO, ROMEO, WHEREFORE ART THOU ROMEO? c.
Inscr. ‘W. Hatherell.’ b.l.
Gouache, 9 1/2×7 (24×18).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1913.
Exh: R.A., 1913 (989).
Lit: Malcolm S. Salaman, Shakespeare in Pictorial Art (Studio Special Number), 1916, p.47, repr. p.177 (in colour).
This was reproduced as the frontispiece, the first of twenty-two illustrations in colour, to Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. Another balcony scene illustrating the line ‘Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?’ is reproduced facing p.56.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I
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