Please help identifying two paintings of Ophelia : LUSENET : Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet : One Thread

1) During my search for several paintings of Ophelia I found this one:

In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful images of Ophelia (I think it is her) but I have no idea who is the artist. Please help...

2) I am looking for another painting but I don't know if the drowned one is Ophelia - so it could be a bit of topic (please read on). I try to describe it: on the painting you see a girl from head to breast. She is under water and looks more like sleeping than dead. You look at her as if you are standing right above her. It could be a potrait if the girls' eyes weren't closed and the body not under water. The colors are dark but you get a impression of peace and silence... I know it is a quite rough description but it's been a while since I saw that painting. If you know some details about the artist or if you have a link to that image I would be greatful for each reply.

Thanks a lot!!!

-- Andreas Laudien (, January 07, 2003


Andreas -

That first image gave no indication (that I could see) that it was, in fact, Ophelia. Maybe you could contact the site owner and ask?

As for the other, I do remember seeing a painting for sale in the Toscano (I think that's the name) catalog that I *think* was a drowned Ophelia. No idea if they have an online catalog, though.

Sorry I can't be very helpful, here!

-- mikken (, January 07, 2003.

I asked the site owner some time ago but I didn't get any reply yet :- (

It seems the Toscano catalog isn't to find anywhere on the net :-(

Thanks anyway... any more replies? :-)

-- Andreas Laudien (, January 08, 2003.

Concerning second question:

Check out There's a painting of Ophelia by Kim Stingfellow that matches your decscription.

-- (, April 17, 2003.

Great, that's it!!! I never thought someone would ever reply again ;-)

I owe you one...

-- Andreas (, April 17, 2003.

This is actually Paul Delaroche's paiting entitled "Young Martyr" available at

-- Maria (, May 12, 2003.

The catalog site is

-- nancy antol (, July 17, 2003.

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