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Quotation at foot begins: 'By heaven, I'll make a ghost of him that lets me!' The battlements, below which can be seen the sea illuminated by the moon. At the left stands the Ghost, a phantom-like figure that is almost transparent. He seems to be walking forward and his left arm points ahead of him as if showing Hamlet the way. Curiously, he would thus be walking away from the edge of the battlements. He wears a helmet and carries a truncheon in his right hand. Hamlet at centre, his legs apart, recoils from the Ghost, his hair streaming out behind him. He wears a knee-length tunic, dagger and sword. On his head is a plumed hat. Behind Hamlet to the right, but not touching him, are two soldiers in armour. One holds a spear and is presumably Marcellus. The other should be Horatio, but he does not look the part.

Folger Act/Sc/L: 1.4.95
Arden Act/Sc/L: 1.4.85
TLN: 672.00

Artist: Dudley, Robert
Artist (Original work): Dudley, Robert
Date: n.d.
Date (Original work):
Medium: Engraving (coloured) (signed 'Drawn & Etched by Robert Dudley')
Size: 12.3 x 18.7 cms; 4 13/16 x 7 3/8 in (24.3 x 30 cms - full pg

Location: FSL. Art File S528h1 no. 6. Publ. William Mackenzie (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow).