John Everett Millais, Ophelia (1851-52)








John Everett Millais's painting of Ophelia has been constantly reproduced in Web 2.0 sites. As the Essay on this site demonstrates, the painting has an iconic status that has influenced a great many of those who have posted images of the death of Ophelia on video- and photo-sharing websites.




The image above is a reproduction of John Everett Millais's Ophelia (1851-2) now in the Tate Gallery (London). Wikipedia offers this reproduction under a Wikipedia Commons PD-Art licence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Millais_-_Ophelia.jpg).