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Oil painting - Scene from <font -i>Twelfth Night</font -i>: Maria, Olivia, Viola
  • Scene from Twelfth Night: Maria, Olivia, Viola
    Hamilton, William RA, born 1751 - died 1801
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Scene from Twelfth Night: Maria, Olivia, Viola

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1789 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hamilton, William RA, born 1751 - died 1801 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on canvas

  • Museum number:

    655-1883

  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, case SOUTH WALL

This work depicts a scene from Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. Viola, dressed as a man, encounters Olivia, accompanied by Maria. Hamilton painted it as one of 23 works for Josiah Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery in London's Pall Mall. It was displayed from 1789 to 1805 and also published as an engraving.

Physical description

Oil painting

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, painted)

Date

ca. 1789 (painted)

Artist/maker

Hamilton, William RA, born 1751 - died 1801 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 78.7 cm estimate, Width: 53.3 cm estimate, Height: 112.5 cm frame, Width: 90 cm frame, Depth: 9.5 cm frame, Depth: 13 cm frame, with build up

Object history note

Purchased, 1883

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Scene from Twelfth Night', William Hamilton RA, ca. 1789

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

56
Cogeval, Guy & Avanzi, Beatrice (Eds.), De la Scene au Tableau, Paris : Flammarion, 2009

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Categories

Paintings; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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