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Hamlet Tempted to Kill the King (Act III, Scene III 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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" A présent je puis le tuer facilement . . . . mais quoi! le surprendrais-je au milieu de ses prières, au moment où il purifie son âme! non, non, - Ô Conscience plus noire que la mort! âme engluée dans le crime! je ne puis prier! . . . . mes paroles s'adressent lá-haut, mes pensées demeurent, ici bas." " Villain" in margin, lr.


Signed and dated in the stone, ll "Eug. Delacroix 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

Hamlet Tente de Tuer le Roi


Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 110 i/iii


Sheet: 55 x 36 cm (21 5/8 x 14 3/16 in.) Image: 26.5 x 18.1 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

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