Painted by J. Graham
Engraved by W. Leney
‘A Bedchamber. Desdemona in bed, asleep.’
Othello. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul, / Let me not name it, to you, you chaste stars! / It is the cause. / Yet I’ll not shed her blood; / Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, / And smooth as monumental alabaster / Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men.