Miranda (from "The Tempest")

  • George Henry Hall, Miranda (from "The Tempest"), 1856, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Frederick Darling, 1982.117

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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.

Title
Miranda (from "The Tempest")
Artists
Date
1856
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Dimensions
25 1/4 x 19 in. (64.2 x 48.3 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Frederick Darling

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Keywords
  • Literature – Shakespeare – Tempest
  • Literature – character – Miranda
  • Figure female – knee length
Object Number
1982.117
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