Oil painting on canvas, Diomed and Cressida (from William Shakespeare's `Troilus and Cressida', Act V, scene ii) by Angelica Kauffman RA (Chur 1741 - Rome 1807), 1789. Cressida is shown seated, right, holding Diomed's left hand. He stands facing her with, in the left foreground, a basket and in the left background, two figures.The scene takes place outside the tent of Calchas, where the meeting of Diomedes and Cressida is witnessed by Troilus, Ulysses and Thersites. The companion painting, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Act V, Scene III), now in the Courtauld Institute, were done in Rome for John Boydell I (1719 - 1804) through the intermediary of Thomas Jenkins, in 1789. CMS_PCF_486152
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