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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after James Nixon, c.1741–1812, British
Published by William Dickinson, 1746–1823, British
Title:
Ophelia: There Is Rue for You and Here's Some for Me
Date:
1784
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 5/16 x 8 7/8 inches (28.7 x 22.5 cm), Plate: 10 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (27 x 20.9 cm), and Image: 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches (11.5 x 9.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "M503 | 2.50"

Lettered in brown ink, along lower left border of oval image: "James Nixon Pinzit."; along lower right border of oval image: "F. Bartolozzi Sculpt"; lower center: "Ophelia. | There's rue for you, and here's some for me. | London, Publish'd April 8th, 1784 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No. 158 Bond Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.103
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | bow (costume accessory) | costume | crying | flowers (plants) | Hamlet, play by William Shakespeare | leaves | literary theme | love | oval | play | portrait | sadness | sorrow | tear | theater (discipline) | tragedy | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Ophelia (character in Hamlet)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25346
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