"Ha' I Like Not That'"

  • John Rogers, "Ha' I Like Not That'", patented 1882, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Rogers and Son, 1882.1.4

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“Ha’ I Like Not That” refers to a scene from Shakespeare’s Othello. Othello and Iago have arrived to greet Othello’s wife, Desdemona, who is speaking with Cassio. Upon seeing Cassio, the traitorous Iago mutters, “Ha! I like not that,” and hints to Othello that Desdemona and Cassio may be having an affair. In this piece the actor Edwin Booth posed for Iago, and Tommaso Salvini may have posed for Othello.

Title
"Ha' I Like Not That'"
Artist
Date
patented 1882
On View
Dimensions
22 x 20 3/4 x 14 3/8 in. (55.8 x 52.6 x 36.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Rogers and Son

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Performing arts – theater
  • Literature – Shakespeare – Othello
Object Number
1882.1.4
Palette
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