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Ophelia

Medium: 
Painting
Year: 
1852
Art Period: 
Romanticism
Dimensions: 
76.2 cm × 111.8 cm (30 in × 44 in)

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

The work was not widely regarded when first exhibited at the Royal Academy, but has since come to be admired for its beauty and its accurate depiction of a natural landscape.

John Everett Millais