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Ophelia, from Twelve Characters from Shakespeare

A work made of etching on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on cream wove paper.


May 20, 1775 (originally published); published 1809


John Hamilton Mortimer
English, 1740-1779

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John Hamilton Mortimer


Ophelia, from Twelve Characters from Shakespeare


England (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1809


Etching on cream wove paper


Plate: 40.6 × 32.4 cm (16 × 12 13/16 in.); Sheet: 60.2 × 44.2 cm (23 3/4 × 17 7/16 in.)

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Mary S. Adams Endowment

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