Banquet scene, 'The Apparition', Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide
A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a ghost appearing at a banquet in a medieval hall, painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. One of a collection of 27 hand painted magic lantern slides.
A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a ghost appearing at a banquet in a medieval hall, painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in about 1860.
This dramatic scene shows a ghost appearing to a group of terrified revelers. The walls of the hall are hung with banners and suits of armour. The scene is possibly from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.
The Royal Polytechnic Institution in Regent Street, London, was renowned for its spectacular magic lantern shows employing as many as six huge lanterns projecting large, hand-painted slides eight inches (20.3 cm) by five inches (12.7 cm).
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