Ophelia ("And will he not come again?")
Arthur Hughes - circa 1863-1871
426 x 700 • 111 KB
Literature > Shakespeare > Hamlet
Owner/Location: Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio)  (United States - Toledo, OH)
Dates: circa 1863-1871
Artist age:Approximately 39 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 94.5 cm (37.2 in.), Width: 59.5 cm (23.43 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 16 October 2001.
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Hughes described this painting as Ophelia 'approaching the water and looking back at us, singing her last song.'

Inscribed on the back is the following verse:

'Ophelia (sings)
And will he not come again?
And will he not come again?
No, no he is dead
Go to thy death-bed
He never will come again.
His beard was as white as snow,
All flaxen was his poll:
He is gone, he is gone,
And we cast away moan;
Gramercy on his soul!
And of all Christian souls, I pray God - 
God be wi' you.

(Entered by chris_mccormick at Tuesday October 16th, 2001 03:26 PM.)

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