Venus Verticordia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The painting illustrates the poem of the same title.


Oil on canvas
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.

Venue details

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum East Cliff Promenade, BOURNEMOUTH Dorset BH1 3AA 01202 451800

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

Tue – Sun & Bank Holiday Mons, 10am ​– 5pm Closed Good Friday and 25 Dec

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