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Wood engraving after painting by Delacroix of Hamlet and Horatio

Engraver:
Alexandre-Louis Leloir (French, Paris 1843–1884 Paris)
Artist:
After Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Subject:
William Shakespeare (British, Stratford-upon-Avon 1564–1616 Stratford-upon-Avon)
Date:
December 1837
Medium:
Wood engraving
Dimensions:
Image: 7 1/2 x 5 15/16 in. (19 x 15.1 cm) Sheet: 11 11/16 x 7 11/16 in. (29.7 x 19.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip Hofer, 1934
Accession Number:
34.36.552
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered: "Hamlet et Horatio, d'après un tableau de M. Eugène Delacroix"
"CD d'après E. Delacroix"
"Andrew, Best, Leloir, SC"

Numbered upper left: '49', upper right: '385', lower left: 'Tome V. Décembre 1837', lower right: '49'
Philip Hofer (American, Cincinnati, Ohio 1898–1984 Cambridge, Massachusetts); Donor: Philip Hofer (American, Cincinnati, Ohio 1898–1984 Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Maria Grazia Messina "Shakespeare and Romantic Painting in Europe" in Shakespeare in Art, published on the occasion of the exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery. Jane Martineau, 2003, pp. 174-179 (opinions of Shakespeare in France, stage productions and paintings made in response by Delacroix and Chasseriau; p. 176: related Delacroix oil on canvas, 1835, Städelsches Kunstinstitut Frankfurt-am-Main).



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