Eugène Delacroix, 1843 - Death of Ophelia - fine art print

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In 1834 Delacroix began a series of lithographs devoted to Hamlet, creating moody images that mirror the troubled psyche of the prince. Choosing key scenes and poetic passages, the artist's highly personal and dramatic images were unusual in France, where interest in Shakespeare developed only in the nineteenth century. Here, Ophelia, whose mind has become unhinged by the murder of her father Polonius, and rejection by Hamlet, has fallen into a stream while picking flowers, and her water-logged gown will soon drag her down to "muddy death." This sad event takes place offstage and is poetically described in act 4, scene 7 by Queen Gertrude. Gihaut frères published the artist's thirteen-print set in 1843, with a second expanded edition of sixteen issued by Bertauts in 1864. Cooly received at first, the prints eventually were recognized as one of the artist's most significant achievements.

Product specs

This more than 170 year-old artpiece named Death of Ophelia was made by the male painter Eugène Delacroix in 1843. The beyond 170 year old original was made with the absolute size - Image: 10 3/16 x 7 3/8 in (25,9 x 18,8 cm) Sheet: 17 x 13 11/16 in (43,2 x 34,8 cm) and was produced with the technique of lithograph; first state of three. Today, this piece of art can be viewed in in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's art collection in New York City, New York, United States of America. With courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1928 (licensed - public domain). Creditline of the artwork: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1928. Moreover, alignment is in landscape format with a side ratio of 4 : 3, which means that the length is 33% longer than the width. The painter Eugène Delacroix was an artist from France, whose style can primarily be classified as Romanticism. The artist lived for 65 years, born in 1798 in Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne and passed away in the year 1863 in Paris.

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  • Printed acrylic glass: A glossy acrylic glass print, which is sometimes labelled as a UV print on plexiglass, transforms the original artwork into magnificient wall decoration. Your favorite artwork is printed with the help of state-of-the-art UV direct print machines. The special effect of this are sharp and rich colors. With an acrylic glass art print sharp contrasts as well as small image details will be more identifiable thanks to the very fine tonal gradation.
  • Poster (canvas material): The poster is a printed sheet of canvas paper with a slightly roughened surface finish. Please bear in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the poster print we add a white margin 2-6cm around the artwork to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
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  • Aluminium dibond print (metal): This is a metal print manufactured on aluminium dibond with an outstanding depth effect. For your Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print the chosen artwork onto the surface of the aluminum material. The white and bright parts of the original artpiece shimmer with a silky gloss but without any glare. The colors are bright and vivid, the details of the print appear clear and crisp, and the print has a a matte appearance that you can literally feel.

Contextual artist information

Name: Eugène Delacroix
Gender: male
Artist nationality: French
Professions of the artist: painter
Home country: France
Artist category: modern artist
Art styles: Romanticism
Life span: 65 years
Year born: 1798
Town of birth: Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne
Died in the year: 1863
Deceased in (place): Paris

Background data on the original work of art

Piece of art name: "Death of Ophelia"
Categorization: painting
General term: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Artwork year: 1843
Age of artwork: more than 170 years
Artwork original medium: lithograph; first state of three
Artwork original dimensions: Image: 10 3/16 x 7 3/8 in (25,9 x 18,8 cm) Sheet: 17 x 13 11/16 in (43,2 x 34,8 cm)
Exhibited in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location of museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Museum website: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1928
Creditline of artwork: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1928

The product specs

Print categorization: fine art print
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: UV direct print
Product Origin: German production
Type of stock: on demand production
Proposed product use: art collection (reproductions), art reproduction gallery
Orientation of the image: landscape format
Aspect ratio: 4 : 3 - length : width
Meaning: the length is 33% longer than the width
Materials you can choose from: metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Poster print (canvas paper): 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) size variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Frame: not available

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