The enormously fat Stephen Kemble, as Hamlet, gesticulates, right arm extended, left arm thrown back, fingers (very large) pointing awkwardly; his head is turned in profile to the left. He wears quasi-contemporary dress, much dishevelled, with a star and ribbon from which hangs the elephant of the Danish order. Beneath the title: 'A Large manager in a Great Character . . . . . . that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well; they imitated humanity so abominably.' 6 December 1794
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