a vision of fiammetta


Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927), Dante’s Vision of Leah and Rachel (1887),

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927), Fiammetta Singing (1879)


Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882, England)

Allegory, mythology and genre paintings 1

Rossetti was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Rossetti was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.