Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966), 'The Ghost of Hamlet's Father', Woodcut, 1925

'The Ghost of Hamlet's Father', Woodcut, 1925


Dated 1925 and inscribed 'EGC 38'. From the edition of 150. Printed on laid Japan paper.

"This is one of a series of woodcuts produced by Craig for a new edition of Hamlet, printed in 1928 (German) and 1930 (English) by Count Harry Kessler's Cranach Press in Weimar. Craig had recently designed a production of Hamlet for the Moscow Art Theatre, and brought a theatrical sensibility to the illustrations, even basing some of the woodcuts on the models he had made while designing the stage production." - V & A

Image Size 21.2 x 11.7 cm
Paper Size 27.4 x 17.6 cm
Collection V & A