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Attributed to William Hamilton (British, 1751-1801) Act 1, Scene III from Othello

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
316
Sold for:
$5,333$4,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Attributed to William Hamilton (British, 1751-1801)

Act 1, Scene III from Othello
Unsigned, identified on a label affixed to the reverse.
Oil on panel, 19 x 24 3/8 in. (48.3 x 61.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, minor skinning, bowing to panel.

N.B. This work likely illustrates lines 181 to 189 in Act I, Scene III of Othello where Desdemona defends her new husband against her father: "My noble father,/I do perceive here a divided duty:/To you I am bound for life and education;/My life and education both do learn me/How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;/I am hitherto your daughter: but here's my husband,/And so much duty as my mother show'd/To you, preferring you before her father,/So much I challenge that I may profess/Due to the Moor, my lord."

Estimate $3,000-5,000

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William Hamilton

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