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Current Location: In storage


Othello and Desdemona (1856)


Painter: Frith, William Powell




History note: Exh. London, B.I., 1840 (306); again in the possession of the artist

Measurements and weight

Height: 55.9 cm
Width: 48.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862) by Ellison, Richard, Mrs


1840 - 1856

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

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Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W.P. Frith
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1856
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: gives the original Shakespeare reference & a quotation
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 498
Primary reference Number: 874
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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