Cassio Bowing

Théodore Chassériau French
Subject William Shakespeare British

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Between 1852 and 1855 Chassériau returned to Shakespearean themes in his paintings and drawings, using an 1844 series of fifteen etchings devoted to Othello as a starting point. This image of Cassio relates to plate 6, where Desdemona tells Cassio that she will plead his cause with her husband (see: 64.599.1).

Cassio Bowing, Théodore Chassériau (French, Le Limon, Saint-Domingue, West Indies 1819–1856 Paris), Black chalk on buff wove paper

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