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Creator:
Print made by Robert Dighton, 1752–1814, British
after Robert Dighton, 1752–1814, British
Published by Robert Dighton, 1752–1814, British
Title:

Hamlet in Scotland

Date:
1794
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (28.6 x 23.8 cm), Plate: 8 13/16 x 6 5/16 inches (22.4 x 16 cm), and Image: 7 5/8 x 6 5/16 inches (19.3 x 16 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on front, upper left: "10/6"; upper right: "12"; lower center: "Schar[..]y | Sp B vol ?"; lower right: "Stephenson Kemble"; on back, upper left: "Kemble | £2/2/ | One for | Brown for"; lower left: "13"

Lettered, lower left: "Drawn & Etchd by R Dighton"; lower center: "HAMLET in SCOTLAND. | A LARGE manager in a GREAT CHARACTER. | ------that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made | men, and not made them well; they imitated humanity so abominably. | Pubd Decr Cth 1794"; lower right: "12 Charing Cross"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.132
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actor | caricature | collar | jacket | manager | medals | obese | performance | plays by William Shakespeare | portrait | ruffs | sash | satire | shoes | star | theatre | tights | wig
Associated Places:
Europe | Scotland | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Sir John Falstaff
Kemble, Stephen (1758-1822), actor and entertainer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25375
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