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Beatrice and Benedict, Act I: Nocturne, from Hector Berlioz's Opera "Beatrice and Benedict (1862)"

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

Date:

c. 1888

Artist:

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

Here Henri Fantin-Latour depicted a scene from Béatrice et Bénédict, Hector Berlioz’s 1862 opera version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing. In this moody nighttime scene from the lighthearted opera, Héro and her maidservant, Ursule, discuss Héro’s love for the young Claudio. The moon is high in the sky, and the two young women are shrouded in darkness as they talk and embrace one another.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

Beatrice and Benedict, Act I: Nocturne, from Hector Berlioz's Opera "Beatrice and Benedict (1862)"

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1883–1893

Medium

Lithograph in black on off-white China paper laid down on white wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 22.6 × 15.7 cm (8 15/16 × 6 3/16 in.); Sheet: 30.8 × 22 cm (12 3/16 × 8 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.2983

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