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Death of Ophelia (Act IV, Scene VII from Hamlet)

One of a complete set of thirteen lithographs for "Hamlet, Treize Sujets Dessinés par Eug. Delacroix" with the original printed wrappers. Hamlet. Treize Sujets Dessinés par Eug, Delacroix. Paris: Gihaut frères, 1843. The first edition was published by Delacroix in 1843 and comprised...

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"Ses vêtements appesantis et trempés d'eau ont entrainé la pauvre malheureuse."


Signed and dated in the stone, ll "E. D. 1843."


Between the 1950s and 1980s, acquired by Samuel Josefowitz (Lausanne, Switzerland and Whitchurch, England); March 19, 2004, sold by Josefowitz to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo (Naples, FL); 2010, gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

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Gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo

Mort d'Ophélie


Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 115, an undescribed state


Image: 18.7 x 25.7 cm (7 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.) Sheet: 35.9 x 55 cm (14 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.)

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