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review: a curl of copper and pearl by kirsty stonell walker

As someone who is obsessed with the artists who sprang forth from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the women who were a part of their lives, I’ve been a follower of Ms Walker’s blog, … 590 more words

19th Century

Sunday Morning -- Victoriana of the Week

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s watercolour version of “Venus Verticordia,” mentioned here a couple of months ago, sold at auction this week.

The painting went for £2,882,500 ( $4,522,931), well above the £1,000,000-1,500,000 pre-sale estimate.  358 more words

Art

Sunday Morning -- Victoriana of the Week

Sotheby’s will auction Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s watercolour version of “Venus Verticordia” this December.  The painting is expected to sell for £1,000,000-1,500,000.

The model for the face in the painting was Alexa Wilding.   310 more words

Art

The Rossettian Hand

There is a particular recurring detail of Rossetti’s images of women which once seen, for some reason, cannot be unseen: the emphasis on hands. In his later work Rossetti frequently elongates the palms and fingers of his female sitters (particularly those of Jane Morris), exaggerating their lengths sometimes to impossibility. 783 more words

Dante Gabriel Rossetti