Friday, 12 July 2013

Rossetti's Proserpine

This version of Proserpine (1880) by Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti is one of five versions he produced, using Jane Morris, wife of artist William Morris, as his model. This one was created with coloured chalks and hasn't been seen on the art market for more than 40 years. It is expected to fetch up to £1.8 million at Sotheby's London auction in November. The current owner remains anonymous (CLICK). So it is unlikely the drawing will remain in the UK. British art is only saved for the nation if some damned duke owns it. That makes it historically important!


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