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Hamlet Contemplating Yorick's Skull

Hamlet Contemplant le Crâne d'Yorick

about 1828
Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 075 iii

Dimensions

Image: 26.2 x 34.5 cm (10 5/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Sheet: 29.4 x 37.8 cm (11 9/16 x 14 7/8 in.) Mount: 32.5 x 43.4 cm (12 13/16 x 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

B1242

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In margin. ll: "Eug. Delacroix inv. et del"; lr: "Lith de C. Motte"; below this, center: "Hamlet. Acte V, Sc 1re"; "GRAVED: This same scull, Sir, was Yorick's scull, the king's jester . . . HAM: Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft . . . where be your gibes now? your songs? . . . LE FOSS: Ce crâne, Seigneur, est celui d'Yorick, le bouffon du Roi. . . HAM: là étaient ces lèvres que j'ai baisées cent fois . . . où sont tes farces? à présent où sont tes chansons? (Shakspeare) [sic]"

Signed

Signed in the stone, lr: "Eug. Delacroix"

Markings

In margin, ll: blind stamp of C. Motte

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock