Shakespeare's fair Juliet in Romeo's soliloquy is here interpreted as a medieval maiden. Berlin has not only cast his Juliet as a medieval beauty but has also used authentic techniques of the period in his portrayal. His original pigments are hand ground & as can be seen from Juliet's deep ochre dress they are unique, Berlin's colour palette is authentic to the period, cracked tempera gives depth and the whole is finished with beeswax to scintillating effect. This lovely study could have been painted at the time of the great houses of Renaissance Italy.

Signed front and verso