Ophelia (painting)

Ophelia
John Everett Millais - Ophelia - Google Art Project.jpg
ArtistJohn Everett Millais
Year1851–52
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions76.2 cm × 111.8 cm (30.0 in × 44.0 in)
LocationTate Britain, London

Ophelia is a painting by British artist Sir John Everett Millais, completed in 1851 and 1852 and in the collection of Tate Britain in London. It depicts Ophelia, a character from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, singing before she drowns in a river in Denmark.

The work encountered a mixed response when first exhibited at the Royal Academy, but has since come to be admired as one of the most important works of the mid-nineteenth century for its beauty, its accurate depiction of a natural landscape, and its influence on artists from John William Waterhouse and Salvador Dalí to Peter Blake and Ed Ruscha.


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