Desdemona (The Song of the Willow)

Oil on wood | 34.9 x 27cm | 1849

Théodore Chassériau

This painting is based on a print, part of a suite of fifteen etchings by Chassériau illustrating Shakespeare’s Othello, which was published in Paris in 1844. It depicts act 4, scene 3 of the play, a final moment of calm preceding Desdemona’s murder ...
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