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Creator:
Richard Dadd, 1817–1886, British
Title:

Hamlet and his Mother; The Closet Scene

Date:
1846
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 40 1/4 × 34 inches (102.2 × 86.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Dated in red paint, lower left: "PINXIT 1846"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.188
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
closet | crown (costume component) | curtain | drapery | fear | gesture | Hamlet, play by William Shakespeare | hands | literary theme | pleading | portrait | queen (person) | stool | surprise | sword
Associated People:
Gertrude (character in Hamlet)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:698
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Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 76-77, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Nicholas Tromans, Richard Dadd, the artist and the asylum , Tate Publishing, London, 1911, pp. 20, 21, 24, 34, fig. 9, NJ18 D121 T76 + (YCBA)


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