Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: The Duke of York discovering his son Aumerle's treachery

Digital Image File Name: 
Source Call Number: 
Source Creator: 
Hamilton, William, 1750-1801, artist.
Image Title: 
William Hamilton. The Duke of York discovering his son Aumerle's treachery. Oil on canvas, comissioned for the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, late 1790s
Source Title: 
The Duke of York discovering his son Aumerle's treachery
Image Details: 
from a 4x5 color transparency
Source Created or Published: 
late 1790s
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Creator (Hamnet): 
Hamilton, William, 1750-1801, artist.
Title (Hamnet): 
The Duke of York discovering his son Aumerle's treachery [graphic]. William Hamilton.
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
Late 1790s.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
1 painting on canvas : oil ; 79.7 x 55.3 cm.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard II. Act V. Scene 2 -- Illustrations.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Paintings. gmgpc
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Aumerle.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Duke of York.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Tresham, Henry, 1749?-1814, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Anderson, John, Jr., former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Tassie, William, former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Condition reviewed there is a strip measuring 1.5 centimeters along the bottom edge of the picture that was originally left unpainted, as was the case with Smirke's Awakening of King Lear (no. 58). At some point after this area was filled in, the painting was annotated in the lower right corner, "T. STOTHARD RA 1801"
Notes (Hamnet): 
Conserved 19870000 a long zigzag tear running from Aumerle's cloak down through his legs and ending below the Duke of York's left knee was repaired in 1987
Notes (Hamnet): 
Exhibited: Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, "A Catlogue of the Pictures &c. in the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall-Mall", and "A Catalogue of Small Pictures Painted for the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall-Mall" (only one number sequence for both large and small paintings), 1802, no. 122; Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, "The Exhibition of the Shakspeare Galley, Pall-Mall" (last time paintings were shown together; preparatory to their sale), 1805, no. 65.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Friedman 1976, p. 188, n. 380, and p. 224.
Notes (Hamnet): 
John Anderson, Jr., sale, American Art Galleries, 6 April 1916, lot 18, as by Stothard, $110 plus 10 percent commission, Morris acting as agent.
Notes (Hamnet): 
This record contains unverified data from a re-keying contract and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Title from Pressly.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Engravings: James Stow, published 4 June 1800 for 1802 Boydell edition of Shakespeare's plays, facing p. 96 of King Richard II.
Provenance (Hamnet): 
Provenance: Commissioned by Alderman John Boydell for the Shakespeare Gallery; sold by lottery 28 January 1805 and won by William Tassie; sold by Christie 20 May 1805, lot 9, as "The Duke and Duchess of York and Aumerle-finely drawn and coloured," bought by Henry Tresham, R.A., for 10 guineas (£10.10.0); Knott's Art Repository, 55 Yorkshire Street, Oldham (this information derived from printed label at top center of frame); purchased by John Anderson, Jr., from Messrs. Robinson & Fisher, London.
Citations (Hamnet): 
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 33