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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





oil on board


H 73 x W 33.5 cm

Accession number

SBT 2006-45

Acquisition method

purchased, 2006

Work type


Inscription description


Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW England

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