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Creator:
Print made by Charles Ansell, ca.1752–active 1790, British
after Joseph Constantine Stadler, active 1780–1812, British
and after Conrad Martin Metz, 1749–1827, German
Published by William Holland, 1757–1815, British
Title:

Hamlet

Date:
1809
Medium:
Aquatint and etching with hand coloring on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/16 x 15 3/16 inches (31.2 x 38.5 cm), Plate: 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (29.9 x 37.5 cm), and Image: 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 inches (27 x 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "Shakespeare | Col'd Aqua (underlined) | of-L(?)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Metz del."; lower center: "HAMLET." | London, Pubd. Octr. 1809. by Wm. Holland No. 11 Cockspur St."; lower right: "Ansel & Stadler sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.97
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armor | battlement | boots | breeches (trousers) | buckles | burlesque | caricature | castle | clouds | coats | costume | cravats | evening | feathers | gate | ghost | Hamlet, play by William Shakespeare | hats | helmet | humor | kicking | lance | light | literary theme | men | moon | night | parody | plays by William Shakespeare | satire | scroll (information artifact) | swords | tricorne | waistcoats
Associated People:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Marcellus (character in Hamlet)
Horatio (character in Hamlet)
Ghost of Hamlet's Father
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25340
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