Ophelia

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Ophelia
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Caroline Watson after Robert Edge Pine
 Ophelia
London, John Boydell June 1st 1784
Stipple engraving 390x460mm
Trimmed within platemark
£220
 A delicately engraved scene from Hamlet Act 4, showing the madness of Ophelia. In the centre a bare breated, wild haired Ophelia scatters rue and violets on the steps of the throne. On the left is Gertrude and a weeping Hamlet stands on the right. Caroline Watson (1761-1814), was the daughter and pupil of the eminent mezzotint engraver James Watson.