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Dante Gabriel Rossetti


1854. Oil on canvas. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, USA. Read Note.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Found.

Found. The subject, inspired by William Bell Scott’s poem ‘Rosabell’, later re-titled ‘Maryanne’, is that of a prostitute recognized by her former fiancé, a young farmer. She cowers beside the wall of a graveyard, symbolizing death and damnation