Monday, May 11, 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - First Anniversary

[The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice] 1853-54
His largest watercolour (16 1/2 x 24"), an illustration to Dante's Vita Nuova which Rossetti translated in 1848. Lizzie Siddal was the female model - her first subject for Rossetti. It inspired other PRB's such as Burne Jones and Morris and Ruskin loved it.

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