Astarte Syriaca by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Description

Painted in 1877, Astarte Syriaca is a sensual and elaborate Pre-Raphaelite portrait of the goddess Venus. It belongs to the latter part of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s career. The model was Jane Morris, wife of William Morris.

Full title:
Astarte Syriaca
Created:
1877
Format:
Artwork / Image
Creator:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Copyright:
© De Agostini Picture Library
Held by
Manchester Art Gallery
Shelfmark:
1891.5

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