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Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Bocca Baciata. 1859. Oil on panel. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Bocca Baciata.
‘Bocca Baciata’ is a quotation from the 14-th century Italian poet and writer Giovanni Boccacio, which Rossetti inscribed on the back of the painting; in full it reads: “The mouth that has been kissed loses not its freshness; still it renews itself even as does  the moon.’ The model was Fanny Cornforth, born Sarah Cox in 1824

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