The following are a few of the large number of representations in Victorian art of women as contemplative beings. — George P. Landow
Women by Women
Left: Emma Sandys, Portrait of a Girl. Middle: Emily Mary Osborn, A Golden Day Dream. Right: Evelyn de Morgan, The Vision.
Left: Evelyn de Morgan, Mater Dolorosa. Middle left: D. G. Rossetti, The Annunciation. Middle right: W. H. Hunt, Morning Prayer. Right: Charles Collins, Convent Thoughts.
Rossetti's Fair Ladies
Left: La Donna Della Finestra. Midle left: Regina Cordium or The Queen of Hearts. Middle right: Prosperpine Right: La Donna della Fiamma.
Left: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Helen of Troy. Middle: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lady Lilith. Right: Edward Burne-Jones, Laus Venberis.
Women at Windows, Modern and Medieval
John Everett Millais, Mariana. Middle: Anna Elizabeth Blunden (Mrs. Martino), The Seamstress (A Song of the Shirt). Right: John Rodham Spencer Stanhope, Thoughts of the Past.
Left: W. H. Hunt, Edith Waugh Hunt. Edward Burne-Jones, Portrait of a Girl in a green dress.
Myth, Allegory, Symbol
Left: Edward Burne-Jones, Vernus Epithalamia. Middle left: Edward Burne-Jones, King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Middle right (1): Herbert Draper, Lamia. Middle right (2): Sidney Harold Meteyard, Evening. Right: Albert Moore, Anemones.
Last modified 26 October 2004