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Hamlet
  • Thomas Lawrence
    1769–1830
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • Hamlet, 1800s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 85.7 x 66 cm
    Canvas/Support: 33 11/16 x 26 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0763
Description

Full-length of portrait of a young man (identified as Hamlet) wearing a white collar with ruffles and a medal on a ribbon. He is wearing a hat and carrying a bulbous object (possibly a skull) in his left hand. The horizon line is low, with only one-fifth of the right side being land. On the left side there are buildings in profile against the setting/rising sun in the bottom third of the image. The background (sky) is a dark neutral color.