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Description: Ghost at left, his back to viewer, standing, facing to right rear towards Hamlet. He wears plate armour and has truncheon in right hand. With his left hand, he gesticulates towards Hamlet. Hamlet at right, standing, legs apart, forward, facing slightly left towards Ghost. Both arms extended, the right to the side and the left in front of him towards the Ghost. He wears cloak, sword and miniature or chivalric order around his neck. Apparently an interior scene with a window at left and a curtain (arras) at rear right. The explanation for this appears to be that the engraver has reused the design for the earlier engraving by Raimback of a painting by Henry Howard, removing the figure of Gertrude, the miniature on the floor, the chairs upon which mother and son had been sitting, and Hamlet's hat. Quotation at foot: 'Wither wilt thou lead me? Speak, I'll go no further.'

Folger Act/Sc/L: 1.5.2
Arden Act/Sc/L: 1.5.1
TLN: 682.00

Artist: Anonymous
Artist (Original work): Anonymous
Date: 1814
Date (Original work):
Medium: Engraving (unsigned but dated)
Size: 10 x 7.3 cms; 4 2 7/8 in (14 x 8.5 cms with title, caption, etc.)

Location: FSL. PR2807 A23 c.1 Sh. Coll. HAMLET: A TRAGEDY, IN FIVE ACTS (Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, [1814]), frontispiece