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Hamlet and the Corpse of Polonius (Act III, Scene IV 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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"Vraiment ce conseiller est maintenant bien silencieux, bien discret, bien grave, lui qui dans sa vie, était le drôle le plus bavard du monde."


Signed and dated in the stone lr "Eug. Delacroix 1835."


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

Hamlet et le Cadavre de Polonius


Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 113, an undescribed state


Image: 25.5 x 18.1 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/8 in.) Sheet: 55 x 35.7 cm (21 5/8 x 14 1/16 in.)

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