Ophelia (John William Waterhouse)
|Artist||John William Waterhouse|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||73.6 cm × 124.4 cm (29.0 in × 49.0 in)|
Ophelia is a 1894 oil on canvas painting by the English painter John William Waterhouse, depicting a character in William Shakespeare's drama Hamlet. She is a young noblewoman of Denmark, well-known as the wife of Prince Hamlet. In the 1894 edition of Water House, Ophelia is depicted as sitting on a wood. The last moments before her death extending out into a pond of lilies. Her royal dress strongly contrasts her natural surroundings. Waterhouse has placed flowers on her lap and in her hair tying her into her natural surroundings.