The Death of Hamlet

Eugène Delacroix French
Lithographer Villain French
Subject William Shakespeare British

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In the dramatic final composition of Delacroix's "Hamlet" suite, based on act 5, scene 2, Laertes and Hamlet have killed each other in a duel and the queen has died from drinking poison intended for her son. (The king, who appears at this point in the play, is absent from Delacroix’s version.)

The Death of Hamlet, Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris), Lithograph; second state of three

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