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Hamlet and Laertes in Ophelia's Grave (Act V, Scene I from Hamlet)

Hamlet et Laertes Dans la Fosse d'Ophélie

Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)

Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 117 i/iv


Image: 28.2 x 19.4 cm (11 1/8 x 7 5/8 in.) Sheet: 54.8 x 35.8 cm (21 9/16 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Part of the 1864 edition of sixteen lithographs.

Part of the 1864 edition of sixteen lithographs.
Hamlet. Seize Sujets Dessinés et Lithographiés par Eug. Delacroix. Paris: Dusac et Cie., Pagnerre, Michel Levy Frères, 1864. [Printed by Bertauts.].
Three additional prints have been added to the thirteen published in the 1843 edition, D.107, D. 114, and D. 117.
This, the 1st state, is considered very rare.


Signed and dated in the stone ll. "E. D. 1843."


Between the 1950s and 1980s, acquired by Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne, Switzerland and Whitchurch, England; March 19, 2004, sold by Josefowitz to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA and Naples, FL; 2010, year-end gift of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo