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'Still am I Called; Unhand me' (quoted at foot of engraving). The Ghost strides
across the plane of the picture towards the left and points with his outstretched
right arm in that direction. He wears armour, and his head, which is silhouetted
against the moon, is turned over his right shoulder so that his face is not visible
to the viewer. He is looking back towards Hamlet, a seemingly almost naked figure
who stands on a raised stone construction beneath a tall round column. Hamlet's
right arm is raised and bent across his face as if in terror at the Ghost's command.
His legs are wide apart and his weight is upon his rear leg in a version of Hamlet's
classic 'Start'. He is held by Horatio. Only Marcellus's arms are visible. Marcellus
holds his pike in his right hand, the other clutches at Hamlet as if to prevent
him from leaving with the Ghost.
Folger Act/Sc/L: 1.4.94
Arden Act/Sc/L: 1.4.84
Artist: Smith, Joseph
Artist (Original work): Fuseli, Henry
Date: 1804 (2 August)
Date (Original work):
Size: 15.8 x 9.2 cms; 6 1/5x 3 5/8 in (22.5 x 13.2 cms - full page
Location: FSL. Art File S538h1 no. 1. Publ. by F. & C. Rivington (London).
FSL has another copy (on same sheet as FSL. Art File S528h1 no. 129 pt.1). From
THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE, with notes by Alexander Chalmers. Vol. 10, opp. p. 155