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Ophelia, (painting)

Artist:
Champney, J. Wells b. 1843
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 90 (Sale info: $2000.00).
"During Hamlet's soliloquy, Ophelia, half crazed by trouble, has walked about the apartment aimlessly, and finally stands with an open book in her hand, her eyes with a fixed expression, seeing nothing. Her attitude suggests to Hamlet the idea of prayer, and hence the words: 'Nymph, in they orisons,/ be all my sins remembered.' " Mr. Champney has sought to depict in his Ophelia the severe mental strain which oppressed her rather than to present the merely physical ideal of the character. - National Academy Notes, 1884." [P. 10.] " A.N.A. Born in Boston, Mass., 1843. Was a pupil of Edouard Frere, Ecouen, France, 1867 and 1869: the Academy at Antwerp, 1868; studied in Rome, 1869-1870; in northern Spain, 1874, 1875. First exhibited, 1873, at the National Academy, New York. Elected A.N.A., 1882. Lecturer on anatomy in the schools of the National Academy. Member of the American Water Color Society, and of the Salmagundi Sketch Club." [P. xxiv; illustration depicts isolated figure of distraught heroine, dressed in a medieval, elegant gown, standing in an undefined interior. In the lower right hand corner is a signature. Under illustration appears the note: "from National Academy Notes, 1884."]
Illustrated Catalogue of the Art Gallery of the Southern Exposition, Louisville, Ky. August 28 - October 23, 1886 Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Editor of National Academy Notes, Director of the Art Department. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 440-446 West Main Street, Louisville, Ky.
Artist address: 337 Fourth Ave., New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: Associate National Academician; American Water Color Society (New York); S.S.C.
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Hamlet
Figure female
State of Being--Illness--Insanity
State of Being--Emotion--Sorrow
Literature--Poetry
Dress--Historic
Control number:
AECI 03890090
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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