The First Madness of Ophelia

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1864 April

Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: April 1864
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1864 April
Exhibition History: R.A. 1883 (no.356); Glasgow 1901 (no.1124); Preston 1902 (no.118); Bradford, Exhibition of Fine Arts, 1904 (no.129); Paris, Franco-British Exhibition , 1908 (no.433); Rome, International Exhibition, 1911 (no.194); Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 1912 (no.118); Tate, Loan Exhibition of Works by Pre-Raphaelite Painters from Collections in Lancashire , July 1913 (no.41); Victoria Art Gallery, Bath 1913 (no.21)


Current Location: Oldham Art Gallery and Museum
Catalog Number: 3. 55/7
Archival History: Walter Dunlop; William Graham; Christie's sale April 3, 1886 (lot 108), £236; Humphrey Roberts; Charles E. Lees; By descent to his daughter Miss M. Lees; donated by her to Oldham 1952

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The First Madness of Ophelia
Copyright: ©Charles Lees Watercolour Collection at Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 1AL


  1. image

    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 243.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 136.
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