The painting illustrates the poem of the same title.
Venus Verticordia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 18641868
© Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 98 x 70 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £263 ( Total: £420)
- Acquired in:
- Percival Allam
She holds an apple and a dart and is surrounded by butterflies, a bluebird, roses and honeysuckle. Signed with initials in circular monogram.
Commissioned by J Mitchell of Manchester in 1864. Sold with Mr Mitchell's collection at Christie's in 1885. Resold at Christie's in 1887 and again in 1894.