Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Print du Jour!

At Sanders we are constantly cataloguing and uploading new material to our ever expanding online catalogue.

This satirical print, depicting a scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet, is one of our latest aquisitions.

Joseph Stadler after Conrad Martin Metz
Published by William Holland, 1809.
Image 350 x 267 mm, Sheet 372 x 291 mm

This print depicts a burlesque scene from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In heavy shadow, the figures are strongly lit by a beam from the Ghost's eye. Hamlet, walking between Marcellus and Horatio, starts back terrified. He is thin, elderly, and ugly, plainly dressed in black; his tricorne is pushed up by his bristling hair.

BM Satires 11446

Ex.Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Ex/Col.: Spencer Sisters

Condition: Trimmed. Repaired tear to the top of the sheet; part of the image is affected. Small repaired tear to bottom margin.Loss to top left margin not affecting image. 

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