William Hatherell O, Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? c.1912

Artwork details

Artist
William Hatherell 1855–1928
Title
O, Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?
Date c.1912
Medium Gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 241 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1913
Reference
N02937
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N02937 O ROMEO, ROMEO, WHEREFORE ART THOU ROMEO? c. 1912
 
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.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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