Mort d'Hamlet (The Death of Hamlet), Act V, scene 2, in Hamlet

Maker and role
Artist: Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798-1863

Object detail

Lithograph on chine-collé
sheet, 22 x 14in (55.9 x 35.6cm)
image, 11 x 8 1/2in (27.9 x 21.6cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Object type
Theatre production
Play by William Shakespeare, influenced by an English production in Paris in 1827, with Charles Kemble as Hamlet and Harriet Smithson as Ophelia.
Further information
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!

[Hamlet: Horatio, I am dead; / ... report me and my cause aright / To the unsatisfied...

Prince Fortinbras (the English ambassador): This quarry cries on havoc. O proud death, ... / That thou so many princes at a shot / So bloodily hast struck?]
Ingres, Delacroix; Loys Delteil; 1969; 118
Subject period


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