It’s long been one of the most popular artworks in Tate’s collection and now John Everett Millais’s masterpiece Ophelia has topped a poll of Twitter users’ favourite Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
In second place was Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Beata Beatrix, followed by John William Waterhouse’s Lady of Shalott. However, Rossetti was voted the top Pre-Raphaelite painter. There were 159 votes in total, spread among 63 paintings.
Most of the top 20 paintings, including Ophelia and Beata Beatrix, can currently be seen in Tate Britain’s exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde.
The poll was conducted by the Pre-Raphaelite Society to mark the 164th anniversary of the founding of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Find out more on their blog
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Top five paintings
1.Ophelia John Everett Millais
2.Beata Beatrix Dante Gabriel Rossetti
3.Lady of Shalott John William Waterhouse
4.Proserpine Dante Gabriel Rossetti
5.Beguiling of Merlin Edward Burne-Jones
Top five painters
1.Dante Gabriel Rossetti
2.John Everett Millais
3.John William Waterhouse
4.William Holman Hunt
Travel to Russia in July 2013, and visit the Pre-Raphaelites at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum in the company of co-curator Dr Jason Rosenfeld. For more information please visit Tate Travels.