Mr. M’Kean Buchanan as Hamlet

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Caption: ‘To be, or not to be, that is the question; –
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune;
Or take arms against a sea of troubles,
And, by opposing, end them?’ HAMLET. Act 3, Sc. 1.

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Illustrator: Engraved by Sherratt from a Daguerreotype by Brunkerhoff & Co. of New York

Original Illustration Size: 241 x 153mm / 9″16 x 6″0

Illustration Number: 3/26

Source Text: The complete works of Shakspere : revised from the original editions / with historical and analytical introductions to each play, also notes explanatory and critical, and a life of the poet by J.O. Halliwell … and other eminent commentators ; elegantly and appropriately illustrated by portraits engraved on steel, from daguerreotypes of the greatest and most intellectual actors of the age ; taken in the embodiment of the varied and life-like characters of our great national poet / Tragedies.

Published: London; New York: Printed and published by John Tallis and company [1850].

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