Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Blog Update

Moving tomorrow. Virgin Media tell me I'll be reconnected by the 26th (sigh) so see you then.Going for a break back on the 6th April.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Christina Rossetti Letter


Wombat Sketch by William Michael Rossetti

Ode to a Wombat 
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(written while waiting for his mail-order wombat)

O how the family affections combat
Within this heart, and each hour flings a bomb at
My burning soul! Neither from owl nor from bat
Can peace be gained until I clasp my wombat.

Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury

Edward Burne-Jones (1884) - “Cophetua Beggar Maid.”

Monday, March 10, 2014

Alone and palely loitering: La Belle Dame sans Merci


Kirsty Stonell Walker


I will be giving a talk at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum on Alexa Wilding, mysterious muse and gorgeous enigma, on May 10th and tickets are on sale now!  

Evelyn de Morgan, The Angel of Death, 1880


King René’s Honeymoon Cabinet

King René’s Honeymoon Cabinet (1860 - 62). Panel showing Rossetti’s design for Music (lovers kissing over a harpsichord). Other panels were designed by William Morris and Ford Madox Brown. The cabinet was designed by John Pollard Seddon and made by Thomas Seddon.
Victoria and Albert Museum.

Florence Harrison, A Peal of Bells

Day Dreams - John William Waterhouse