Child viewing Sir John Everett Millais, Bt Ophelia 1851-2 at Tate Britain

© James Deavin

Using the Tate website

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The contents of this website are published for your enjoyment. You may freely access and store the majority of the website’s contents on a temporary basis for the purposes of personal or private viewing, interaction or listening.

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Sourcing images from the Tate website

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