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Hamlet's Death (Act V, Scene II 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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"Ah! Je meurs, Horatie! Justifie-moi et ma cause auprès de ceux qui m'accuseraient . . . . . . Quelle vaste curée a faite la mort! que de princes frappés à la fois par le trépas!"


Signed and dated in the stone lr "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

Mort d'Hamlet


Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 118, an undescribed state


Image: 28.9 x 20.4 cm (11 3/8 x 8 1/16 in.) Sheet: 55.2 x 35.7 cm (21 3/4 x 14 1/16 in.)

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