Hamlet tente de tuer le roi (Hamlet Attempts to Kill the King), Act III, Scene III, 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 left: Eug. Delacroix 1843. Legend, below image: A present je puis le tuer facilement...mais quoi! le surprendrais-je au milieu de ses prieres, au moment ou il purifie son ame! non, non./-O Conscience plus noire que la morrt! ame engluee dans le crime! Je ne puis prier!...mes paroles s'adressent la-haut, mes pensees demeurent ici bas; 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 110, Robaut 585

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