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Pencil Drawing - Hamlet and Ophelia - Compositional Sketch

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P460
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1854c - 1854c

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti


First sketch for Hamlet and Ophelia, this may be Elizabeth Siddal sitting for this subject, though there are no psychological clues. The open arm of Hamlet has been re-drawn into a closed position.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Shakespeare Hamlet
Medium:Pencil, with lines of brown ink, on light blue laid paper.


Height:304 mm
Width:218 mm