Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)
Oil on canvas
889 x 864 mm
The Tate Gallery, London
This portrait of Alexa Wilding was originally entitled ‘Venus Veneta’ in acknowledgment of its status as a version of Venetian painting. Modelled on the lush imagery of Titian and Veronese, it reproduces the Old Masters’ emphasis on saturated colour and lush effects created by scumbling. [Commentary continues below.]
Image acquisition and formatting by Simon Cooke. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]
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