Nicolai Abildgaard

Nicolai Abildgaard, “Hamlet Shows His Mother the Ghost of His Father”, 1778, Oil on Canvas, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

This painting by Danish artist Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard painted at the age of 35 years portrays the appearance of the ghost in Gertrude’s chamber during her interview with Hamlet (Act III, Scene iv).

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