Hamlet fait jouer aux comédiens la scène de l'empoisonnement de son père (Hamlet Makes the Actors Play the Scene of the Poisoning of his Father), Act III, Scene II, from the Hamlet portfolio

Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798 - 1863



Lithograph on paper

80; 1st edition

Image: 9 3/4 × 7 1/4 in. (24.8 × 18.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Gihaut Frères, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated in stone, lower right: Eug. Delacroix, 1835. Legend, below image: C'est une intrigue scelerate; mais qu' importe? Votre Majeste et nous avons la conscience libre, cela ne nous touche en rien...Vous voyez: il l'empoisonne dans le jardin pour s'emparer de son royaume: l'histoire est reelle, ecrite en bel italien; lower right: Lith. de Villain.

Exhibition History

Artistic Narrative: Delacroix and Redon, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 24-November 4, 1984.


Charles D. Childs, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 1951.

Catalogue Raisonne

Delteil 109, Robaut 583

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