Eugène Delacroix, 1849 - Hamlet and His Mother - fine art print

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Original description from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (© Copyright - The Metropolitan Museum of Art -

This painting depicts the moment in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy Hamlet in which the protagonist, who has been speaking privately with his mother, Queen Gertrude of Denmark, notices a figure behind the curtains of her closet. Immediately afterward, Hamlet will impale the hidden Polonius with his sword, and utter the memorable phrase "How now! A rat? Dead for a ducat, dead!" The composition is identical to a black and white lithograph Delacroix made for a portfolio devoted to the play, which was first published in 1843.

Structured artwork information

Artpiece title: "Hamlet and His Mother"
Categorization: painting
General category: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Year of creation: 1849
Age of artwork: 170 years
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Original dimensions (artwork): 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 in (27,3 x 18,1 cm)
Museum / location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location of museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Website of the museum:
License: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967
Creditline: Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967

Contextual artist metadata

Artist name: Eugène Delacroix
Artist gender: male
Nationality: French
Professions of the artist: painter
Country of origin: France
Artist classification: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Romanticism
Died aged: 65 years
Born: 1798
Town of birth: Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne
Died: 1863
Place of death: Paris

Article details

Article classification: art reproduction
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: digital printing (UV direct print)
Provenance: produced in Germany
Type of stock: on demand
Product use: wall picture, home décor
Orientation of the image: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: length : width - 1 : 1.4
Side ratio interpretation: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Product material choices: poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper): 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print size options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Framing of the artprint: not included

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  • The canvas print: The canvas print is a printed cotton canvas stretched on a wood frame. A canvas has a plastic impression of three dimensionality. How can I hang a canvas on the wall? The advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is quite simple to hang up your Canvas print without extra wall-mounts. A canvas print is suited for all types of walls.
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  • Acrylic glass print: A glossy acrylic glass print, which is often named as a fine art print on plexiglass, will transform the artwork into stunning home décor and makes a good alternative option to canvas and aluminidum dibond prints. Your favorite work of art is custom-made thanks to the help of modern UV printing machines. With an acrylic glass fine art print contrasts as well as smaller color details become recognizeable thanks to the precise tonal gradation in the picture.
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Details of the article

This artwork was made by the painter Eugène Delacroix in 1849. The 170 years old original of the artwork was made with the size - 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 in (27,3 x 18,1 cm) and was painted with the medium oil on canvas. What is more, the artpiece is in the the digital collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is located in New York City, New York, United States of America. With courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 (public domain license). : Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967. In addition to that, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format with a ratio of 1 : 1.4, which means that the length is 29% shorter than the width. Eugène Delacroix was a painter, whose artistic style can mainly be classified as Romanticism. The painter was born in the year 1798 in Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne and died at the age of 65 in the year 1863.

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