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In background, the departing figures of Horatio, Marcellus and Bernardo. In left
foreground stands Hamlet, facing right. His right hand is slightly raised in front
of him, his left hand held across his waist towards his right hip. He has pale,
beardless face and shoulder-length hair. The artist seems to be depicting the
lines that close the scene, a possible 'aside': 'O cursed spite,' etc.
Folger Act/Sc/L: 1.5.204
Arden Act/Sc/L: 1.5.190
Artist: Drake, William
Artist (Original work): Drake, William
Date (Original work):
Size: 18 x 13 cms; 7 1/8 x 5 1/8 in
Location: FSL. Art Vol. a35, p. 36. From extra-illustrated edition of THE
WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Westminster: Constable; & Philadelphia: Lippincott,
1857), Vol. XVI.