Francis Hayman

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Francis Hayman
1708-1776
Illustration for a Scene from Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
Graphite on paper.
6 7/16 x 5 1/2 inches (166 x 140 mm)
Purchased on the Bequest Fund of Mrs. John C. Hughes.
1982.88
Inscription: 

Inscribed on mount, in graphite, "Scene in Macbeth"; superimposed over the last word, in pen and brown ink, "Hamlet".

Provenance: 
William Drummond, Covent Garden Gallery, London.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 264.

Notes: 

Watermark: none visible through lining.
Presumably a preparatory sketch for an engraving of the painting at the Garrick Club, London.

Associated names: 

Drummond, William, former owner.
Hughes, John C. donor.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet.

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