Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné
Patricia Hills, PhD, Founder and Director | Abigael MacGibeny, MA, Project Manager
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Photo: Unknown
Kemble as Hamlet, by James Egan after Thomas Lawrence
1838
Etching
RP-P-1897-A-19379
Photo: Rijksmuseum
43.9 U.S. Early Portrait Drawings after Other Artists

Throughout the modern period artists have learned their craft by copying other artists, and Johnson was no exception. Johnson's existing copies after other artists are limited to John Philip Kemble as Hamlet, a mezzotint after Thomas Lawrence. —PH

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Hills no. 43.9.1
John Philip Kemble as Hamlet (after Thomas Lawrence)
Alternate titles: Booth as Hamlet [incorrect]; Hamlet; John Philip Kemble as Hamlet; John Philip Kemble as Hamlet, Act V, Scene I
1845
Charcoal and white on tan paper
19 3/4 x 14 7/8 in. (50.2 x 37.8 cm)
Initialed and dated verso: January 1845/J E J
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Record last updated May 5, 2022. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Hills, Patricia, and Abigael MacGibeny. "John Philip Kemble as Hamlet (after Thomas Lawrence), 1845 (Hills no. 43.9.1)." Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.eastmanjohnson.org/catalogue/entry.php?SystemID=1007 (accessed on May 26, 2022).