Ophelia

Richard Westall, English, 1765 - 1836

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1793

Oil on canvas

Canvas: 30 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (78.105 x 55.245 cm)

Frame: 39 15/16 x 30 1/4 in. (101.441 x 76.835 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Henry H. Erbe III, Class of 1984 and Margaret Trevisani Erbe, Tuck 1989

2013.27

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Nazi-Era Provenance Research

Not on view

Course History

ENGL 22, The Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

The Myth and Madness of Ophelia, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts, October 26–December 16, 2001.

Pre-Raphealite Gallery, Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996-2005.

Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Ar, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26- November 22, 2013.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July-September 2013.

A Space for Dialogue 87, The Tortured Soul: Exploring the Excesses of Human Emotion, Laura Dorn, Class of 2015, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 11-May 24, 2015.

Published References

Friedman, Winifred H. Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1976. West, Shearer. "John Boydell. Grove Dictionary of Art (subscription required). Ed. Jane Turner. London; New York: Grove/Macmillan, 1996. ISBN 1-884446-00-0. Retrieved on 26 November 2007. Richard J. Westall, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004

Provenance

Purchased in London, England, in the early 1990s [bought-in: Sotheby's, Colonade, British Paintings & Watercolours, Sale LN4744 FOL, Lot 86 , December 14, 1994]; collection of Henry H. Erbe III and Margaret Trevisani Erbe, Boston, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 2013.

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