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Creator:
Charles Hunt, 1803–1877
Title:

Children Acting the 'Play Scene' from "Hamlet," Act II, Scene ii

Former Title(s):

Children Acting the Play Scene, 'Hamlet,' II, ii [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

"The play's the thing, Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king." -- Hamlet, act ii. sc. 2. [1863, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Date:
1863
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 x 26 inches (45.7 x 66 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in brown paint, lower right: "C. Hunt | 1863"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.5.2
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
actors | audience | bottle | boys | chairs | children | costume | curtains | flute | games | gesture | girls | glove | guards (security) | Hamlet, play by William Shakespeare | interior | king (person) | literary theme | lovers | man | music | musical instruments | observers | parents | play | queen (person) | theater (discipline) | toys | violin | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Ophelia (character in Hamlet)
Hamlet
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:213
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