Friday, June 3, 2011

Rossetti painting of Oxford's Jane Morris to be sold

A Pre-Raphaelite painting never previously sold is coming to auction next month.

The Head of Proserpine is an 1872 portrait of Oxford-born Jane Morris by her lover Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

It was owned by the artist's descendent and described by Christie's as an "iconic late oil painting".

Christie's Victorian and Impressionist sale on 15 June also includes a drawing of Jane by Rossetti.

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