Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: The play scene from "Hamlet" [graphic] / by Francis Hayman.

Digital Image File Name: 
Source Call Number: 
Source Creator: 
Hayman, Francis, 1708-1776, artist.
Source Title: 
The play scene from "Hamlet" [graphic] / by Francis Hayman.
Image Details: 
from a 4x5 color transparency
Source Created or Published: 
ca. 1745
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Creator (Hamnet): 
Hayman, Francis, 1708-1776, artist.
Title (Hamnet): 
The play scene from "Hamlet" [graphic]. by Francis Hayman.
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
ca. 1745.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
1 painting on canvas : oil ; 34.8 x 29.6 cm.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet. Act III. Scene 2 -- Illustrations.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Paintings. gmgpc
Notes (Hamnet): 
Merchant, "Hayman's Illustrations of Shakespeare," Shakespeare Quarterly 9 (Spring 1958) p. 145, repr.; Merchant 1959, p. 47, repr.; Kalman A. Burnim, "Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Illustrations in the Light of Contemporary Documents," Theatre Notebook 14 (Winter 1959-60), p. 54; Paulson1982, p. 63; Karen Newman, "Hayman's Missing Hamlet," Shakespeare Quarterly 34 (Spring 1983), pp. 77-78, repr.
Notes (Hamnet): 
A.L. Betts, 98 Sutherland Ave., Maida Vale, London W9, June 1927, £32.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Condition reviewed Hayman painted this picture on top of another composition, or at least a portion of one. This first picture was on the horizontal axis (with the draperies at the left). The heads, however have been again painted over in order not to intrude on the design of the completed vertical composition
Notes (Hamnet): 
Conserved 19870000 when the painting was restored in 1987, two head emerged in the drapery just above the head of Claudius
Notes (Hamnet): 
Exhibited: New Haven, Yale Center for British Art; London, The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, Francis Hayman, 1987, no. 38.
Notes (Hamnet): 
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Notes (Hamnet): 
Versions: Drawing, pen and ink and gray wash, for Sir Thomas Hanmer's edition of The Works of William Shakespeare, ca. 1740-41, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in., interleaved in vol. 6, FSL (the engraving after the drawing does not reverse the image); oil on canvas executed for Jonathan Tyers for the Prince of Wales's Pavilion at Vauxhall Gardens, ca. 1745, location unknown; oil on canvas, ca. 1745, location unknown, repr. Merchant 1959, pl. 8a, sometiomes identified as the Vauxhall picture.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Title from Pressly.
Notes (Hamnet): 
See Pressly Catalogue, no. 36.
Citations (Hamnet): 
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 36
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