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Portrait of Charles Kemble (1775-1854) as Hamlet. Quotation at foot: 'Speak!...Speak...to
me.' Full length, legs apart, forward, facing right. Hamlet wears a tunic with
puff sleeves. It is slit in front to the waist. Around his neck he wears a blue
ribbon from which is suspended a chivalric insignia. There is also a gold chain
around his neck that appears to be tucked inside his tunic. His left arm is extended
in front of him to the right. His right hand holds his drawn sword, its point
to the ground at left. At right on the ground is his black plumed hat.
Folger Act/Sc/L: 1.4.50
Arden Act/Sc/L: 1.4.45
Artist: Valmont, Auguste de
Artist (Original work): Valmont, Auguste de
Date (Original work):
Medium: Lithograph (coloured). Litho. de Mlle. Formentin (Paris), undated
Size: 17.5 x 16.5 cms; 7 x 6 1/2 in (27.2 x 18.6 cms - full sheet)
Actor: Kemble, Charles
Production: Theatre Anglais a Paris (Charles Kemble), Odeon, 1827.
Location: FSL. Art File K31 no. 18; LTM (Beard f135-58); SC (P.C.72.07/France
Paris Theatre Farart 1827).