Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Lucrezia Borgia

c. 1861
Tate Gallery
Rossetti spent years (1851 - 59) with sketches of this subject. He was very interested in the Borgia's and looked to 17th century Venetian Art for inspiration. Here Lucrezia is shown washing her hands after poisoning her husband. She has been given a very masculine look.

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