Ophelia by Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), in the Toledo, Ohio Museum of Art. A stunning, framed replica on artists’ grade canvas. Hughes, the gifted English painter gives us angelic “Ophelia” based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Hughes distinguished himself for his lyrical delicacy of color and drawing. A vision, this young beauty is aglow amidst tender flowers, arching leaves, and a wise old oak. Our authentic stretched canvas replica captures the original painting’s texture, depth of color, and hand-applied brushstrokes. Our imported, gold-toned hardwood frame embellished with wheat sheaves and acanthus leaves features a solid brass museum plate etched with the title and the artist’s name. Arthur Hughes (1832-1915) English painter and illustrator Arthur Hughes was one of the most distinguished Pre-Raphaelites of the 1850s, known for his lyrical delicacy of color and drawing. Hughes s best-known paintings depict couples contemplating transcendent love and beauty, placing great emphasis on the ability of humanity to cling to the freshness of youth with the overpowering regeneration of nature. Hughes is often compared to John Everett Millais because they both painted couples. Like Millais, Hughes painted Ophelia. Hughes s paintings are recognized for their magical, glowing color and delicate draftsmanship, such as in Midsummer Eve. In addition to being best of the younger Pre-Raphaelite followers in painting, Hughes was one of the leading book illustrators for the Sixties School.