The Blue Closet by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Two queens, one on the left in red with green sleeves, one on the right in crimson and grey, are standing playing music on opposite sides of a carved and inlaid dulcimer or clavichord.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
34 x 25 cm
Acquired in:
1916
Vendor:
Rae family

Two other ladies stand behind them, singing. Above their heads the wall is covered with blue and white tiling, as is also the floor, suggesting the title of the picture. Strong blue touches on an escutcheon at the back carry the idea still further.

Provenance

Originally collection of William Morris; collection of Rae.

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