CHARLES ROBERT LESLIE R.A.
signed with initials lower left; signed on the reverse: C.R.Leslie.R.A.
oil on canvas
61 by 46cm., 24 by 18in.
The canvas is stretched over a wooden backboard but has not been laid down and undulates; it would benefit from being restretched. There are areas of craquelure particularly top left and around her head.
Under ultraviolet light there are localised areas of infilling to the table cloth; to the casket; to Juliet's dress and to the fabric in the foreground. Also some very minor retouchings to her neck, chin and hair. The varnish is opaque.
Held in a decorative gilt plaster frame, probably the original.
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Frederick Thomas Turner, 8 the Cedars, Clapham Common, by 1870;
Christie's, London, 23 November 2005, lot 186;
Private collection, where purchased by Stan Battat
London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of the Old Masters, 1870, no.230.