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Portrait of William Henry West Betty (1791-1874), the child prodigy actor, as
Hamlet. Whole length, forward, facing right, standing, legs apart, sword in right
hand, point on ground, left arm extended upward to right. In the background are
trees to right and the castle wall to left. Below is inscription: 'The Infant
Roscius as Hamlet.'
Folger Act/Sc/L: n/a
Arden Act/Sc/L: n/a
Artist (Original work): Anonymous
Date: 1804-1805 ?
Date (Original work):
Size: 9.5 x 6.8 cms; 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 in
Actor: Betty, William Henry West
Location: FSL. PR2598 B65 A9 opp. p. 24; HTC (Betty, W.H.W., no. 43). Plate
to AUTHENTIC MEMOIRS OF THE WONDERFUL PHENOMENON THE INFANT ROSCIUS (London: W.
Hodgson, n.d.), opp. p. 24.