Featured Artwork – Ophelia – Millais

orphelia millais

The Pre-Raphaelite artists of Victorian England painted many Shakespearian characters, but Ophelia was a particular favourite. The sad death by drowning of Hamlets sweetheart has captured the imagination of numerous artists, but John Everett Millais well-known painting of a pale, red-haired Ophelia floating in still, dark water, surrounded by overhanging greenery, and a drifting posy of flowers, is surely the most famous of these images.

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