Hermione: "No, Harry. Even in the wizarding world hearing voices isn't a good sign."
Count in portrait: "She's right, you know."
Hermione Granger and portrait after Harry Potter hears voices[src]

This portrait of a count hangs next to the first-floor landing of the Grand Staircase of Hogwarts Castle. In 1992, Hermione Granger told Harry Potter that it was not a good sign to hear voices, even in the Wizarding world, unaware that the voices he was hearing was really the Parseltongue of Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk going through the school's pipes. The subject of this portrait agreed with her.[1]

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Notes and references

First-floor of Hogwarts Castle
First-floor girls' toilets · Moaning Myrtle's bathroom
Class 1 · Classroom 1A · Classroom 1C · Classroom 1D · Classroom 1E · Classroom 4F · Classroom used for storage · Classroom with maps of Great Britain and Ireland · Muggle Studies Classroom
First-floor corridor · Library corridor · Passage of the Fouls · Tapestry Corridor
Halls and rooms
Detention Chamber · East Wing · Hospital wing · Library · Rear Hall · Severus Snape's storeroom
Minerva McGonagall's office · Poppy Pomfrey's office
Other locations
Stone Bridge
Portraits, statues and other artwork
Bearded man · Elizabeth Burke · Count · Fat Friar · Female nurse · Male nurse · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Hengist Rawkes · Scholar · Google Stump
Staircase to the second-floor corridor · Staircase to the Serpentine Corridor · Staircase to the library corridor
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