Monday, January 16, 2012

Ophelia


Eugene Delacroix - The Death of Ophelia (1838)
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There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide;
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;


William Shakespeare, Hamlet Act IV Scene VII
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Arthur Hughes (detail, 1853)
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George Watts (1864)
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The First Madness of Ophelia (1864)
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Charles Lidderdale (1870)
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Pierre-Auguste Cot (1870)
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Mikhal Vrubel - Hamlet and Ophelia (1883)
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Maurice Greiffenhagen - Laertes and Ophelia (1885)
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John William Waterhouse (detail, 1910)
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Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret (1900)
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Carlos Ewerbeck (ca. 1900)
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Odilon Redon (1902)
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Maya Kulenovic (2008)
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Wouter Steel (2008)
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Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia,
And therefore I forbid my tears: but yet
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