Hamlet and Ophelia

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 15 x 11 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1866
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1866
Exhibition History: R.A., 1883 (no.354); Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Grand Loan Exhibition, 1886 (no.822); Rome, International Fine Arts, 1911 (no.561); R.A., British Art, 1934 (no.837); Bournemouth 1951 (no.39); Newcastle 1971 (no.61); R.A., 1973 (no.313)


Current Location: Ashmolean Museum
Archival History: A.T. Squarey; Gordon Bottomley; By bequest Kerrison Preston 1949

Scholarly Commentary


The watercolour was acquired by the Ashmolean Museum in 2008.


The Shakespeare quotation is inscribed in the frame below the picture.


Included Text

What should such fellows as I do, crawling between earth and heaven?


  1. image

    Hollyer print.
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    Hollyer print.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 96, 145.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 279.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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