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Romeo and Juliet: Confiding in the Night

A work made of lithograph in black on ivory china paper laid down on white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on ivory china paper laid down on white wove paper.




Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

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Henri Fantin-Latour, adapting a scene from Hector Berlioz’s 1839 dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette, showed the young Juliette, with her gaze cast skyward and her hand placed over her heart, as she stands at her balcony awaiting her lover, Roméo. This evanescent lithograph uses deep shadows and blurred, murky line work to heighten the sense of anticipation the viewer feels along with Juliette.


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Henri Fantin-Latour


Romeo and Juliet: Confiding in the Night


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Lithograph in black on ivory China paper laid down on white wove paper


Image: 22.6 × 15.2 cm (8 15/16 × 6 in.); Sheet: 30.8 × 21.3 cm (12 3/16 × 8 7/16 in.)

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The Charles Deering Collection

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