Eugene Delacroix

(b Charenton-Saint-Maurice, nr Paris, 26 April 1798; d Paris, 13 Aug 1863).

French painter, draughtsman and lithographer. He was one of the greatest painters of the first half of the 19th century, the last history painter in Europe and the embodiment of ROMANTICISM in the visual arts. At the heart of Delacroix’s career is the paradox between the revolutionary and the conventional: as the arch-enemy of JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES and as the leading figure of the French Romantic movement, he was celebrated for undermining the tradition of painting established by JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID, yet he nevertheless enjoyed official patronage from the beginning of the Restoration (1814–30) until the Second Empire (1852–70).

 

Hamlet

Illustration from

Eugene Delacroix



 
Act I

The queen attempts to console Hamlet

1834


 
 
   
Act I

Hamlet sees the ghost of his father

1835


 
 
   

Act I

The ghost and Hamlet on the battlement

1843
 


 
 
   
Act II

Hamlet and Polonius


 
 
   
Act III

Hamlet reproaches Ophelia


 
 
   
Act III

The play-scene

1838


 
 
   
Act III

Hamlet and Guildenstern


 
 
   

Act III

Hamlet comes upon the king at prayer

1843
 


 
 
   
Act III

The murder of Polonius


 
 
   
Act III

Hamlet and the body of Polonius

1835


 
 
   

Act III

Hamlet and Gertrude

1834
 


 
 
   
Act IV

Ophelia's madness

1834


 
 
 


Act IV

The death of Ophelia

1843



 
 
   

Act V

Hamlet and Horatio with the gravediggers

1843
 


 
 
   
Act V

Hamlet and Laertes fight in the grave

1843


 
 
   
Act V

The death of Hamlet

1843


 
 

Hamlet and His Mother




 

The Death of Ophelia




 

Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard
1835



 

Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard
1839

 

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