Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: [Scenes from Romeo and Juliet] [graphic] / [John Wright].

Digital Image File Name: 
35578
Source Call Number: 
ART Box W951 no.163 (size S)
Source Creator: 
Wright, John Massey, 1777-1866, artist.
Source Title: 
[Scenes from Romeo and Juliet] [graphic] / [John Wright].
Source Created or Published: 
[late 18th cent. or 19th cent.]
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Wright, John Massey, 1777-1866, artist.
Title (Hamnet): 
[Scenes from Romeo and Juliet] [graphic] / [John Wright].
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
[late 18th cent. or 19th cent.]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
3 drawings : watercolor with pencil indications ; 194 x 154 mm. or smaller.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Romeo, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Drawings -- 18th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Drawings -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Juliet (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Romeo (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Juliet, depicted.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Artist: Attribution is taken from the bookseller.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Collection title devised by cataloger.
Notes (Hamnet): 
History: Drawings were all labeled with the play title in pencil on the backings to which they were glued (these backings have been removed). One of the drawings, though it was labeled Romeo and Juliet, is quite similar in design to other works by Wright illustrating scenes to Twelfth night and Measure for measure (compare to ART Box W951 no.4, 19b and 142). The play title is probably not written in Wright's hand.
Notes (Hamnet): 
No act or scene divisions are given, nor is the artist noted. The first item is a mostly finished watercolor, the other two are rougher in nature. Items measure 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in., 7 5/8 x 6 in. and 9 1/2 x 6 in. None are signed.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Provenance: Items were formerly part of ART Inventory 289 (no.49,50 & 46), see entry under Wright for 'Masquerade' for provenance information.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Subject: The first item pictures Juliet seated left of center and turned away from Romeo who is seated at right, declaring his admiration for her. A male figure in the background at left looks on. This is probably an illustration for Act I, Sc. 5 (ART Box W951 no.163). The next item is probably an illustration of the same scene. Here, however, Romeo is standing and Juliet is looking at him. There is no male figure in the background (ART Box W951 no.164). The third item shows Romeo seated next to the body of Juliet in the tomb, a man with a torch leaning over them (ART Box W951 no.165). Both no.164 and no.165 have additional drawings on their versos: no.164 a pencil and ink wash sketch of a woman who appears to have collapsed, with several people leaning over her, and no.165 a rough pencil sketch of three people, one seated, two standing.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
ART Box W951 no.163 (size S)