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British Galleries, Room 125, Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery

Hamlet

Poster
1894 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Poster advertising W.S. Hardy’s Company touring production of Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet'; Depicting Hamlet contemplating the skull of Yorick; Silk screen stencil.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk screen stencil
Brief description
Poster advertising W.S. Hardy’s Company touring production of Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet'; Depicting Hamlet contemplating the skull of Yorick; Silk screen stencil; Signed; Design by Beggarstaff Brothers; Great Britain; 1894.
Physical description
Poster advertising W.S. Hardy’s Company touring production of Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet'; Depicting Hamlet contemplating the skull of Yorick; Silk screen stencil.
Dimensions
  • From catalogue height: 182.9cm
  • From catalogue width: 76.2cm
Framed dimensions: 1896 x 833 x 59 mm. Measured Feb 2019.
Marks and inscriptions
J.W.Beggarstaff, Denham, Uxbridge (Signed.)
Credit line
Given by an anonymous donor
Object history
Gordon Craig, in a letter of Sept 25 1923, to Martin Hardie, Keeper of the Dept of EID.: "The poster design 'Hamlet' was made for and from me. I was to play Hamlet for the first time, and got the management of my strolling players to write to the Beggarstaffs. The thing was hand-stencilled, and it was pasted up in Hereford town and other provincial places"
Subjects depicted
Literary referenceShakespeare, William. <u>Hamlet</u>.
Associated object
E.371-1921 (Duplicate)
Bibliographic references
  • Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1962
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.605-1962

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Record createdMarch 25, 2008
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