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Tile - Hamlet I. I.
  • Hamlet I. I.
    Smith, John Moyr, born 1839 - died 1912
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Hamlet I. I.

  • Object:

    Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, John Moyr, born 1839 - died 1912 (designer)
    Minton (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S.881-1981

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Minton tile printed in underglaze blue with an image of Francisco and Barnardo seeing the ghost of Hamlet's father, an incident in Hamlet, Act l, scene i. Mounted in a wooden frame with four tiles from the same Minton Shakespeare series illustrating incidents from King Lear, Act V, scene iii; King Lear, Act l, scene i; The Tempest, Act ll, scene ii, and Romeo and Juliet, Act l, scene i. Designed by John Moyr Smith (1839-1912).

Physical description

Square encaustic tile decorated in underglaze blue with triangular decorative pattern in each corner surrounding a central image within a roundel depicting Francisco and Barnardo seeing the ghost of Hamlet's father. Entitled above the image: HAMLET I. I. Mounted in a wooden frame with four tiles from the same Minton Shakespeare series.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca.1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Smith, John Moyr, born 1839 - died 1912 (designer)
Minton (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware

Descriptive line

Minton tile printed with an image of an incident in Act l, scene i, of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Designed by John Moyr Smith (1839-1912)

Materials

Earthenware; Glaze

Techniques

Printing; Firing (heating); Glazing (coating)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Ceramics; Tiles

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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