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Theatrical Scene

Photo credit: Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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The so-called 'Chamber scene' in which, though unseen by Queen Gertrude, the ghost of Hamlet's father reappears after he has accidentally killed Polonius. The ghost is just visible in the doorway, far left, so the painting appears to illustrate Hamlet's lines: 'Why, look you there! look, how it steals away ... Look! where he goes, even now, out at the portal.'

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre



Theatrical Scene


early 19th C


oil on canvas


H 97 x W 122 cm

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