DANIEL MACLISE, R.A.
British, 1806 - 1870
THE TRYSTING PLACE: ROMEO AND JULIET
oil on canvas
91.5 by 68.5cm., 36 by 27in.
The painting is in overall good condition with no extant damage or loss of paint. There are 3 small flecks of white emulsion on the surface in the upper left, and two small areas of pronounced craquelure centre left and in the shadows of the staircase on the right. The canvas has been recently relined. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a discoloured and opaque varnish. There is minor, scattered retouching and infilling to the craquelure predominantly in Juliet's dress and in the darks on the right-hand side.
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Baron Brian de Breffny (1931-1989), by whom sold, 1979, with title Farewell to the Prince (according to an inscription on the reverse);
R. Davy, London (according to an inscription on the reverse);
Acquired by 2001
Possibly London, Royal Academy, The exhibition of the Royal Academy. MDCCCXXX. The sixty-second, 1830, no. 492 (with title The trysting place).
We are grateful to Peter Murray for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.