Ophelia, Arthur Hughes

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Ophelia 1852 Arthur Hughes 1832-1915 Arthur Hughes was only 19 years old when he painted Ophelia. It is based on a speech in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Ophelia is driven to madness by Hamlet's murder of her father and rejection of her love. We see her moments before she drowns. Queen Gertrude's speech in the play, describing Ophelia's death, is inscribed on the frame. Millais' famous version, shown, coincidentally, at the same time, depicts a later stage in the story, when Ophelia's body floats on the surface of the stream.

Giclee print on premium silk 240gsm paper
Paper size 600x800mm

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