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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel [English, 1828-1882]


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Title:  Venus Verticordia
Artist:  Rossetti, Dante Gabriel [English, 1828-1882]
Year:  1864-8
Material:  Oil on canvas
Dimensions:  38 5/8 x 27 1/2 in.
Where:  Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth
Notes:  Model: Alexa Wilding -- Note: The first model was 'a very large young woman, almost a giantess,' whom DGR 'noticed in the street' ( Surtees vol. 1, 99). In 1867 DGR replaced the image of the original model with Wilding's face.

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