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Hamlet and His Mother

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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A painting depicting Hamlet and his mother. It illustrates the incident (Act III, Scene 4) when Hamlet confronts his mother, Queen Gertrude, over her relationship with Claudius.

During this scene, Hamlet implores 'Save me and hover o'er me with your wings,/You heavenly guards! (To the Ghost) What would you, gracious figure?'

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    73 x 33.5 cm

  • Accession number

    SBT 2006-45

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 2006


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