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Ophelia ~ John William Waterhouse 1905.......Ophelia is a beautiful, yet simple minded woman, easily molded by the more powerful opinions and desires of others. That weakness of mind and will, destroyed her hope for Hamlet's love and ultimately resulted in her insanity and death ~ William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Beata Beatrix 1863 (30 Kb); Tate Gallery, London The death of Beatrice from The Divine Comedy by Dante, the original Italian poet. This painting also reflects Rossetti's greif after the death of his wife, Elisabeth Siddal, the model for Beatrice, painted from memory after her death.