LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection
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Hamilton, William, 1750-1801, artist.
John Philip Kemble as Richard III
from a 4x5 color transparency
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HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
Hamilton, William, 1750 or 51-1801, artist.
John Philip Kemble as Richard III [graphic]. William Hamilton.
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Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 painting : oil on panel ; 21 7/8 x 18 1/4 in. (55.5 x 46.5 cm.)
Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823 -- Performances.
Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823 -- Portraits.
Portrait paintings. gmgpc
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III. Act V. Scene 3 -- Illustrations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- King Richard III.
Condition reviewed 19470000 panel split in two
Condition reviewed rectangular crack is just to the left of this at the center top of panel. Another vertical crack runs from the top edge to Kemble's right knee, roughly paralleling the edge of the right-hand side of the tent opening. A smaller crack is at the upper left, 2 1/2 inches from the left-hand edge
Conserved 19850000 panel rejoined
Engravings after original: Bartolozzi, 1789 (trimmed impression, ART Vol. b8, no. 69)
Exhibited painting: London, Royal Academy, 1788, no. 22, now in the Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson Theatre Collection (2.18 x 1.55 m.)
Exhibited: Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, "The Kemble Family: A Theatrical Dynasty," repr. p. 11, April-October, 1985.
Purchased Stonehill, June 1947, $15, as by Stothard.
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Versions: A small version is in the Dyce Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Another was in the collection of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre before it was sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 107. It is now in a private collection in California (see Geoffrey Ashton "Paintings in the Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection," Apollo 114 [August 1981], p. 92, n. 5)
Title from Pressly.
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 112
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