London, South Kensington
7 July 2016
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.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 October 1974, lot 92.
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London, Royal Academy, 1874, no. 265, as 'Hamlet and the King 'Now might I do it, now be in praying...' Act III Scene 3.'
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