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.