Miranda (from The Tempest”)

Media - 1982.117 - SAAM-1982.117_1 - 6977
Copied George Henry Hall, Miranda (from "The Tempest"), 1856, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Frederick Darling, 1982.117
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Artwork Details

Title
Miranda (from The Tempest”)
Date
1856
Dimensions
25 1419 in. (64.248.3 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick Darling
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Literature — character — Miranda
  • Figure female — knee length
Object Number
1982.117

Artwork Description

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.