Collection

William Hamilton
English, 1751-1801

Joan of Arc and the Furies, Nd
Oil on canvas
Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund
1966.12
Period: 18th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Framed: 38 1/8 x 29 x 2 5/8 in. (96.84 x 73.66 x 6.67 cm) Unframed: 31 1/8 x 21 7/8 in. (79.06 x 55.56 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Not signed
Verso of stretcher, top: paper label reading: 6915/ 7H[?]
Provenance v
Josiah Boydell; sale (Christie’s London) “Sale of Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery” May 17, 1805, no. 29; purchased Dr. Westrop; with Durlacher Brothers, New York, 1965 (as Henry Tresham); purchased in 1966 by VC Art Gallery with the Betsy Mudge Wilson Memorial Fund
Published References v
“Shakespeare Gallery” The Lady’s Monthly Museum, vol. 15 (July 1805) p. 30; William Hayley, The Life of George Romney, London, 1809, pp. 158-60; John Romney, Memoirs of the Life and Works of George Romney, London, 1830, pp. 154, 265; Humphrey Ward and W. Roberts, Romney, New York, 1904, II, 183, no. 14; VCAG, Selections from the Permanent Collection (1967), p. 25, repr. p. 130; David L. Shirey, “Romantic Art in Britain,” Antiques 93 (April 1968), p. 501, repr. p. 501; Winifred H. Friedman, Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery (PhD dissertation, Harvard University, 1974), New York: Garland Publishing Co., pp. 182-3, 224, repr. fig. 119; John Christian, Shakespeare in Western Art, 1992, The Tpokyo Shimbun, pp. 170 & 173, cat. no. 30.
Exhibition History v
Poughkeepsie, New York, FLLAC, Vassar College, "Modeling Femininity: Art and the Moral Education of Nineteenth-Century Women," January 27-March 15, 2000; London, Boydell’s Shakespeare Garden, 1795-1805; Detroit, Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, “Romantic Art in Britain: Paintings and Drawings, 1760-1860,” January 9 - February 18, 1968 (travelled to Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 14 - April 21, 1968); Santa Barbara, University Art Galleries, University of California, “William Blake in the Art of His Time,” February 24 - March 28, 1976; Stratford, Ontario, The Gallery/Stratford, “Fantastic Shakespeare,” June 5 - July 23, 1978; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, A Brush with Shakespeare,” November 4, 1985 - June 14, 1986 (including the following venues: New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, Chicago Public Library Culturual Center); Tokyo, Shakespeare in Western Art, Isetan Museum of Art (The Tokyo Shimbun) October 29 - November 24, 1992; Ibaraki, The Museum of Modern Art, November 28 - December 23, 1992; Kintetsu Nara hall, January 9 - February 8, 1993; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, February 19 - March 28, 1993; Northhampton, MA Smith College Museum of Art, June 20, 1991 - May 6, 1993; Poughkeepsie, New York, FLLAC, Vassar College, "Modeling Femininity: Art and the Moral Education of Nineteenth-Century Women."
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