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Alas, Poor Yorick  1877

by William Michael Harnett

Harnett was a major late-nineteenth-century artist in the United States, and the most important trompe l’oeil still life painter of the era. During the 1870s he worked in Philadelphia and New York City, and by the late 1870s he had established his early reputation with the tightly painted and meticulously realistic table top still lifes. These have been dubbed “bachelor st...
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (18.42 x 23.5 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art