Iceland Landscape - Iceland is a Nordic island country. The country has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with the surrounding areas in the southwestern region of the country being home to two-thirds of the country’s population. Reykjavik is the most northern capital in the world.
Jane Maria Bowkett (1837-1891), “Ophelia” Bowkett was a well regarded lady Victorian painter who produced fine quality oils from around 1861 to about 1886. A delicate quality genre painter, she drew inspiration from Shakespeare and painted several figures and scenes from his plays. These paintings are very much in a pre-Raphaelite style and she may have drawn inspiration from the second or third phase of the Pre-Raphaelites, the pre-Raphaelite followers.