LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection
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Fradelle, Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire, 1778-1865.
Othello and Desdemona [graphic]
from a 4x5 color transparency
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HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
Fradelle, Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire, 1778-1865, artist.
Othello and Desdemona [graphic].
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Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 painting on panel : b&w, oil ; 30.5 x 25.1 cm.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello. Act III. Scene 4 -- Illustrations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Desdemona.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Othello.
Condition reviewed the edges of the rectangular panel appear to have been filled in later, so in its original state the work provided a close model for the vignette, which has rounded, uneven corners. The edges of the back of the panel are beveled. The maker's name is incised into the center of the back: "R. Davy / 83 NEWMAN ST"
Painted in shades of grey (i.e., a grisaille).
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Title from Pressly.
Vignette engraving by Charles Pye, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co., 1827, 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.
Condition reviewed 20070119 Edges of painting have media abrasion due to frame rubbing onto the surface. Top left corner is missing, chipped. Center top edge of the frame has slight indentation. Frame rabbit lined. Re-framed more securely. See ConsDB 982863.
Provenance: G. Michelmore & Co., Rare Books, Autographs, Manuscripts, 5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London SW1, 1926, as Kean and Ellen Tree in act III, scene 3 of Othello by John William Wright (see Michelmore catalogue Shakespeareana Illustrated [1923?], no. 46, pp. 111-12, repr. in color); asking price in catalogue £125, but Folger apparently paid £60, as the file card lists it as $300.
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 22
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