Olga's Gallery

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


La Bella Mano.

1875. Oil on canvas. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, USA. Read Note.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti. La Bella Mano.

La Bella Mano, The Beautiful Hand,

In royal wise ring-girt and bracelet-spann’d
A flower of Venus’ own virginity,
Go shine among thy sisterly sweet band;
In maiden-minded converse delicately
Evermore white and soft; until thou be,
O hand! heart-handsel’d in a lover’s hand.
        (From ‘La Bella Mano’, Dante Gabriel Rossetti)