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Current Location:
Section 10 (VS) -> Middle Shelf (VS10)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 10; Middle Shelf

Charles Fechter as Hamlet

Artwork
Identifier:
2016.7.20
Artist:
Gebbie & Husson Co.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée Digital Print (Original engraving is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
circa 1888
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Black and white print of a man in a dark hooded robe, sitting holding a skull on his lap in a graveyard.
Historical Context:
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Set in Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow.