Portrait of Actress Hornung in the Image of Ophelia
Information about author
The portrait represents a waist-length figure of a young woman; the image of the woman is turned three quarters to the viewer's left. The girl is dressed in a white dress with a fresh rose on her chest, from under which one can see a blue ribbon. The brown hair is long; she let her hair down to the chest and laid behind the ear on the left side. Her face is decorated with a massive dark round earring. The defining feature of the face is large and wide-open eyes. The author skillfully depicted a high forehead, little and slightly snub nose, and full and half open lips. The background of the work is shown in dark colors; there are no architectural elements in the right part of the composition.
In the right lower corner of the work there is an author's inscription "Arthur Grottger" and date 1859.
- The name of the person portrayed
- Hornung (an actress)
- Lifetime of the person portrayed
- 19th c.