Ophelia

Ophelia

Antoine-Auguste-Ernest Hebert, 1817-1909

Oil on canvas

Musée Hebert

According to Jean Casson, the artist "strove during his whole career to conjure up the sylphs, the concubines, and the Ophelias, all sorts of wistful and discouraged female figres in a lyrical and passionate atmosphere" (85).

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References

Casson, Jean. The Concise Encyclopedia of Symbolism. Secaucus, N. J.: Chartwell Books, 1979.


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