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Hamlet and the Ghost

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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An atmospheric scene, showing a deserted seascape at night populated only by the figures of a man and a ghost and illuminated by a full moon set low in a cloudy sky. The two figures confront each other. The left figure turns to the right in three-quarter view, his head lowered and shadowy, his sword drawn and held pointing forward in his right hand; the pale figure of the ghost is seen forward-facing, his head jutting towards the man, armoured and with fists clenched.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

1901

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 60 x W 41 cm

Accession number

1917.676

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Leicester Collier, 1917

Work type

Painting


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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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