Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1867


◦ Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 148-149.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 116 (no. 202).

◦ WMR, DGR Designer and Writer, 51, 57.

Scholarly Commentary


“Marillier describes this picture as a half-figure of a woman at her toilet, modelled upon Morning Music” (Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 116 (no. 202)).

DGR has a notebook entry that may be relevant to this picture and a related one he may have projected for the mythical Aura figure. Both Aura and Aurora incurred the wrath of Aphrodite, who drove the first mad and turned the second into a nymphomaniac.

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