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Quotation at foot: 'Je suis l'esprit de ton pere!... Venge le d'un meurtre infame
et denature.' The battlements of the castle which can be seen in the background.
On the left stands the Ghost in armour, his visor up. His left hand is held to
his brow and his right hand holds his truncheon which rests on his waist. His
head and trunk are turned to the right to confront Hamlet and the Ghost stares
at him intently. Hamlet stands to the right, leaning slightly back as if aghast
at the apparition of his father. His sword in his right hand rests on his right
shoulder and with his left hand Hamlet points at the Ghost. Hamlet wears a black
doublet, breeches, hose and cape. The scene is bathed in white light from the
right, but one cannot see the moon. Signed 'Eug. Delacroix 1843.'
Folger Act/Sc/L: 1.5.14
Arden Act/Sc/L: 1.5.9
Artist (Original work): Delacroix, Eugene
Date (Original work):
Medium: Lithograph (signed and dated)
Size: 25.8 x 42 cms; 10 3/16 x 7 1/2 in (54 x 36 cms - full page)
Location:FSL. Art File S528h1 no. 148, pt. 1. Publ. 'Lith. de Villain.'