Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on Hamlet, harlequins, and Van Ostade's Peasants Dancing in a Tavern (1659).

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman pairs two figures—a harlequin and a shrouded man (titled “Hamlet”)—positioned in the same craned posture, holding a skull. Above the mirrored images, Neiman has written: “Van Ostade — Boors Regaling… Dancing in the Barn 1652.” This annotation is a reference to Ostade’s 1659 Peasants Dancing in a Tavern, previously titled, among others, An Interior with Boors Regaling. Neiman cited Ostade as an influence in his work, but the writing's placement proves unclear, given the disjuncture between the specified piece (a bawdy tavern scene) and the succinct imagery of Neiman’s twinning Harlequin and Hamlet. The previous function of the note is unknown. 

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_1358

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Van Orsade
Boors Regaling
Dancing in the Barn 1652
Hamlet

Original Format

Permanent marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_1358.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed October 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/127.