Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Seed of David

1858 -64
Oil on canvas
centre panel of triptych
Llandaff Cathredral, Cardiff
Rossetti's only public commission, brought about by John Seddon, brother of Thomas Seddon. Seddon was an architect restoring Llandaff Cathredral and commissioned an altarpiece from Rossetti for £400. Both William and Jane Morris were used as models.

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