19th Century Oil On Board - Romeo & Juliet On Balcony.

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A 19th century oil on board painting of small proportions, depicting Romeo & Juliet on the balcony after a theatrical lithograph advertising a performance of the play, c.1879. The original lithograph is currently part of the Theatrical Poster Collection at the Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Romeo_%26_Juliet_LCCN2014636010.jpg).

The painting is housed in a gilt glazed frame.

The oil is finely painted with a wonderful iridescence to Juliet's dress in particular. The gilt frame shows wear but arguably adds character to the painting giving the appearance of a window frame through which one is viewing the scene. 

A charming and very attractive work. 

Dimensions

Oil

Height: 14cm

Width: 10cm

Frame:

Height: 19.5cm

Width: 15.5cm

 

Weight: 230 grams (approx)