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Creator:
James Northcote, 1746–1831, British
Title:
Master Betty as Hamlet, before a bust of Shakespeare
Date:
between 1804 and 1806
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 22 x 16 inches (55.9 x 40.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.5.5
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
black | brazier (metalworker) | burning | bust | chalice | column (architectural element) | costume | curtain | Hamlet, play by William Shakespeare | incense burner | literary theme | man | mask | sculpture | shadow | shield | smoke | step | theater (discipline)
Associated People:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Betty, William Henry West (1791–1874), actor
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05)

Shakespeare in Art (Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2003-07-16 - 2003-10-19)

Shakespeare in Art (Ferrara Galleries of Modern & Contemporary Art, 2003-02-15 - 2003-06-15)

Shakespeare on Canvas (Yale Center for British Art, 2012-01-02 - 2012-06-30)

Picture Talking: James Northcote and the Fables (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-10-02 - 2014-12-14)

Publications:
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Elizabeth A. Fay, Fashioning faces, the portraitive mode in British romanticism , University of New Hampshire Press University Press of New England, Durham, N.H. Hanover, N.H., 2010, pp. 240-41, fig. 5.4, PR457 .F34 2009 (YCBA)

Mark (Andrew Mark), Ledbury, James Northcote, history painting, and the Fables, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2014, pp. 118, 120-21, 126, 148, fig. 106, NJ18.N79 L43 2014 (YCBA)

Jane Martineau, Shakespeare in art, Merrell, London, New York, 2003, pp. 138, 139, 204, no. 40, PR2883 .S52513 2003 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Jane Martineau, Shakespeare nell'arte, Arte, Ferrara, 2003, pp. 212, 213, no. 39, PR2883 .S525 2003 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:215
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