Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - La Pia de'Tolomei

c. 1868 - 80
oil on canvas
Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, Kawrence, KS
Inspired by the final lines of Canto V of the Purgatorio of Dante. Full of intended symbolism, notice for example the sundial in the foreground, representing time passing.
The picture was finally finished in 1880. The model is Jane Morris.

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