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The Blue Bower: Rossetti in the 1860s


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The Blue Bower: Rossetti in the 1860s - Spencer-Longhurst, Paul
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This catalogue focuses on a selection of languorous beauties that Rossetti painted between c. 1860 and 1870. Its centerpiece is The Blue Bower, a masterpiece that Rossetti executed in 1865. This seminal picture is explored within the context of the artist's development and personal circumstances during the 1860s. The reasons for his change of style and medium are investigated and particular attention is paid to his relationships. The book explores thematic links with the history and literature of the period and discusses ...