Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sancta Lilias

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(English, 1828-1882)
Sancta Lilias, 1874
Oil on canvas

Originally an earlier version of The Blessed Damozel, Rossetti was unhappy with it and cut it down to the size it is now.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it would seem Rossetti was taking inspiration from Byzantine icons here (gold background, etc, but with "realistic" faces). Gorgeous! The "lilies" almost look like irises...?