Ophelia

Ophelia, 1880, Sarah Bernhardt
70 cm59 cm

Ophelia is an Academic Marble Sculpture created by Sarah Bernhardt in 1880. It lives in a private collection. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Death in Art. Source

“Her clothes spread wide;
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element: but long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pull'd the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death.”

William Shakespeare
Hamlet, Act IV, Scene VII

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