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Hamlet Contemplating Yorick's Skull


In margin. ll: "Eug. Delacroix inv. et del"; lr: "Lith de C. Motte"; below this, center: "Hamlet. Acte V, Sc 1re"; "GRAVED: This same scull, Sir, was Yorick's scull, the king's jester . . . HAM: Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft . . . where be your gibes now? your songs? . . . LE FOSS: Ce crâne, Seigneur, est celui d'Yorick, le bouffon du Roi. . . HAM: là étaient ces lèvres que j'ai baisées cent fois . . . où sont tes farces? à présent où sont tes chansons? (Shakspeare) [sic]"


Signed in the stone, lr: "Eug. Delacroix"


In margin, ll: blind stamp of C. Motte

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Hamlet Contemplant le Crâne d'Yorick

about 1828

Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 075 iii

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