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    Sale 12309

    Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, Maritime Art, Sporting & Wildlife Art

    7 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    William Quiller Orchardson, R.A. (1832-1910)

    Hamlet and the King
    "Pray I can not. - My words fly up,
    My thoughts remain below: Words without
    Thoughts, never to heaven go."
    Act III, Scene 3

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    William Quiller Orchardson, R.A. (1832-1910)
    Hamlet and the King
    "Pray I can not. - My words fly up,
    My thoughts remain below: Words without
    Thoughts, never to heaven go."
    Act III, Scene 3
    signed 'W. Q. Orchardson' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    38 ½ x 28 in. (97.8 x 71.1 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 October 1974, lot 92.


    Pre-Lot Text

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    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1874, no. 265, as 'Hamlet and the King 'Now might I do it, now be in praying...' Act III Scene 3.'