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Miranda (from "The Tempest")

1856 George Henry Hall Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1825 Died: New York, New York 1913 oil on canvas 25 1/4 x 19 in. (64.2 x 48.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Frederick Darling 1982.117 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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In Miranda (from "The Tempest"), George Henry Hall depicted the only female character from Shakespeare's play The Tempest. Shipwrecked on an island with her father, the sorcerer Prospero, Miranda is often considered to be naïve due to her sheltered life. Here, she appears vulnerable and uncertain with her windblown scarf, downcast eyes, and awkward stance. Hall created several images of Miranda and other Shakespeare scenes throughout his career.

Keywords

Figure female - knee length

Literature - character - Miranda

Literature - Shakespeare - Tempest

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About George Henry Hall

Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1825 Died: New York, New York 1913