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Hamlet Pursuing His Father's Ghost, plate 2 from Hamlet

A work made of lithograph in black on off-white china paper laid down on white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on off-white china paper laid down on white wove paper.

Date:

1835

Artist:

Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798-1863

About this artwork

While Eugène Delacroix is known for the vivid colors of his paintings, his experiments with lithography provide a black-and-white glimpse into the artist’s imagination. Delacroix became immersed in the work of Shakespeare as a college student, and he saw the great English actor Edmund Kean perform Hamlet in England. Here Delacroix attempted to interpret what he saw as Shakespeare’s understated, evocative use of ghosts and spirits.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Eugène Delacroix

Title

Hamlet Pursuing His Father's Ghost, plate 2 from Hamlet

Origin

France

Date

1835

Medium

Lithograph in black on off-white China paper laid down on white wove paper

Dimensions

259 × 203 mm (image); 547 × 360 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Albert H. Wolf Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1949.612b

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