Ophelia (John William Waterhouse)

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Ophelia 1894.jpg
ArtistJohn William Waterhouse
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions73.6 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,[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ "Ophelia, 1894 - John William Waterhouse". www.wikiart.org. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  2. ^ "Waterhouse's Versions of Ophelia". www.victorianweb.org. Retrieved 2019-02-03.