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Portrait of Henry Betty (1819-1897), son of William Henry West Betty, as Hamlet.
Whole length, forward, facing right, legs apart, arm is extended behind him and
holds his sword, the point down to the ground. His left arm is extended in front
of him. This appears to be the moment when Hamlet sees the Ghost. He is standing
on the battlements. He wears a thigh-length tunic, a cross at his neck, and an
elaborate lace collar. Below is caption: 'Mr. Henry Betty as Hamlet.' This is
followed by some verses, entitled 'Memoir of Mr. Henry Betty.'
Folger Act/Sc/L: 1.4.43
Arden Act/Sc/L: 1.4.39
Artist: Mason, William G.
Artist (Original work): Hine, R.
Date (Original work):
Medium: Engraving (signed 'R. Hine' and 'W.G. Mason' but undated)
Size: 12 x 10 cms; 4 3/8 x 4 in
Actor: Betty, Henry
Location: FSL. Art File B565.4 no. 4.