Sunday, July 1, 2012

Jane Morris by Parson

Parsons, John R. (photographer)

Still rather a puzzle. Taken by Parsons (directed by Rossetti) in the same session as the other famous prints; it seems to be taken in Rossetti's house but was never used for any painting that has been identified. The V&A has black and white and sepia copies. The vase and bust seem carefully placed but what it meant, no one seems to know. Some incident in the life of Beatrice ? of which Rossetti was an expert. Intriguing.

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