Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus and the Ghost

A work made of engraving on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of engraving on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1796

Artist:

Robert Thew (English, 1758-1802)
after Henry Fuseli (Swiss, active in England, 1741-1825)
published by John Boydell (English, 1719-1804)
authored by William Shakespeare (English, 1564-1616)

About this artwork

Henry Fuseli made a series of paintings depicting scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, which were reproduced as prints, including this engraving by Robert Thew. This image represents the fourth scene from the first act of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The ghost of Hamlet’s father appears during the night and beckons him to a place where they can speak privately. Meanwhile, Horatio and Marcellus try to dissuade Hamlet from following for fear of his safety.

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Artist

Robert Thew

Title

Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus and the Ghost

Origin

England

Date

1796

Medium

Engraving on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

502 × 637 mm (plate); 593 × 880 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

2000.416

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