St. Ophelia


Antoine-Auguste-Ernest Hebert, 1817-1909

Oil on canvas

Collection: 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).

  • Representations of Ophelia
  • Images of women in nineteenth-century art