La Donna Della Finestra (1879) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

La Donna Della Finestra - Dante Gabriel Rossetti - 1879

Artwork Information

TitleLa Donna Della Finestra
ArtistDante Gabriel Rossetti
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions39 3/4 x 29 1/4 in
Current LocationFogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

About La Donna Della Finestra

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s painting, La Donna della Finestra (The Lady of Pity), executed in 1879, is an oil on canvas piece that measures 39¾ x 29¼ inches. The model for this painting was Jane Burden Morris. This work of art is widely recognized for its striking fusion of poetry and image. In this piece, love’s pallor and the semblance of deep ruth were never yet shown forth so perfectly.

Rossetti was a co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. La Donna Della Finestra exhibits the stunning attention to detail characterizing their artistic movement. Additionally, Dante Gabriel Rossetti also created a colored chalk artwork titled The Lady of the Window (La Donna della Finestra). However, it represents a different interpretation than his oil painting counterpart.

Overall, La Donna della Finestra evokes emotions through its melancholic beauty that embodies Rossetti’s fascination with love and death. It is displayed at the Tate Britain Gallery in London as part of their extensive Pre-Raphaelite collection.

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