Yet She Must Die, plate eleven from Othello

A work made of etching, engraving, roulette and drypoint on ivory chine, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé).
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  • A work made of etching, engraving, roulette and drypoint on ivory chine, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé).

Date:

1844

Artist:

Théodore Chassériau
French, 1819-1856

About this artwork

Shakespeare’s Othello tells the story of a Moorish general who is manipulated by his evil advisor, Iago, into murdering his wife, Desdemona. In this scene set in a lavish chamber, Othello gazes upon the slumbering Desdemona with a look of unmistakable sadness. Chassériau elegantly depicted the conflict within Othello’s mind through gesture, as he clutches at his heart. The emphatic way the figure of Othello is rendered in almost total darkness, in contrast to Desdemona’s blinding whiteness, recalls the atmospheric etching effects of Rembrandt.

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Artist

Théodore Chassériau

Title

Yet She Must Die, plate eleven from Othello

Origin

France

Date

1844

Medium

Etching, engraving, roulette and drypoint on ivory chine, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé)

Dimensions

312 × 242 mm (image); 318 × 250 mm (chine); 365 × 264 mm (plate); 394 × 284 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1941.103

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