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Hamlet and Guildenstern (Hamlet et Guildenstern), from the Hamlet series

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Hamlet and Guildenstern

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Hamlet and Guildenstern (Hamlet et Guildenstern), from the Hamlet series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798–1863

Date

1834–1843, printed 1843–1864

Medium

Black and white lithograph on wove paper

Accession #

73.41

Dimensions

9 7/8 × 8 1/16 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Hamlet suspects that Guildenstern, a childhood friend just arrived at court, has been summoned by the king to spy on him. He unsettles the visitor by insisting he play music instead and mocks him with puns on the theme of manipulation.

Credit

Purchase in honor of Mrs. Robert Wells, President 1972-1973 of the Members Guild

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