Hamlet and Ophelia

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Dimensions: 12 x 10 1/2 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1858
Note: Monogram is in lower right corner.

Production Description

Production Date: 1858
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C, 1883 (no.31); New Gallery, 1897 (no.33); Birmingham, 1947 (no.214); Baden-Baden, 1973-74 (no.114); Yale, 1976 (no.33); Tate, 1984 (no.211)
Original Cost: 40 guineas


Current Location: British Museum
Catalog Number: 1910-12-10-8
Archival History: T. E. Plint; Col. Gillum Bequest, British Museum

Scholarly Commentary


See the related early drawing of the same subject, also housed in the British Library, and the 1866 watercolour.


Hamlet and Ophelia
Copyright: © Licensed by the Trustees of the British Museum


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    Wood, Drawings of DGR , 79, plate xxx.
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    Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni , 83.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 96.
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    Mansell print, Delaware Art Museum.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 152.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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