Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Monna Vanna

1866
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti considered this oil on canvas piece as one of his best works. A portrait of the model Alexa Wilding as ‘the Venetian ideal of female beauty’, it explores her beauty and that of the sumptuous fabric of her clothing and accessories. The title refers to a character from the poet Dante's Vita Nuova, whose name means ‘vain woman’. However, Rossetti later attempted to change the name to Belcolore (beautiful colour), feeling that the previous title didn’t fit such a modern work. Still, the work continued to be known as Monna Vanna, and is one of his best-known pieces.
  • Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Artwork Monna Vanna
  • Material FSC Certified paper and wood
  • Date of work 1866
  • Credit Original: Oil paint on canvas 889 × 864 mm Tate Purchased with assistance from Sir Arthur Du Cros Bt and Sir Otto Beit KCMG through the Art Fund 1916_x000D_
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) was an English painter, poet, illustrator and translator. In 1848 he founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood alongside Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Influenced by literature and medieval revivalism, he would often compose poetry to accompany his paintings, and William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Rossetti found each other a source of mutual inspiration. He was married to fellow artist Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, who modelled for many of his paintings. Several his works form part of Tate’s collection, including many of his most celebrated paintings.
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We aim to deliver custom prints within 1-2 weeks. For international orders, delivery may take 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £15.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £60. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

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