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2010.11.28.10.01

dedicated to Jane Burden Morris

Dire fruit, which, tasted once, must thrall me here.
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from "Album Of Portraits Of Mrs. William Morris (Jane Burden)" posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865

Jane Burden Morris was an English artists' model who embodied the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty.

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Numerous stained-glass windows ""Faith Hope And Charity"" including at Christ Church, Oxford by Edward Burne-Jones

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"Portrait Of Jane Morris" by Evelyn De Morgan

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"La Belle Iseult" by William Morris
She was a model and muse to the artists, whom she married.

And especially she acted as the Femme Fatale for Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
He had drawn her as the goddess from myths in his works.

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"Lady Lilith" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1866
Lilith is a character in Jewish mythology. Someone says Lilith was the first wife of Adam before Eve was born.

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"Pandora" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1871
Pandora was the first woman in Greek mythology. When Pandora opened the jar , which contained all the evils of the world, the entire contents of the jar were released, but for one – hope.

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"Proserpine" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1874
The words "Dire fruit, which, tasted once, must thrall me here." is taken from the poem "Proserpine."
Proserpine is an ancient Roman goddess whose story is the basis of a myth of Springtime.

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"The Blessed DamozelDamozel (with predella)" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1875
"The Blessed Damozel" is the most well known poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The poem describes the 'Damozel' observing her lover from heaven. And he illustrated the poem.

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"La Bella Mano" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1875

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"Astarte Syriaca" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1875 - 1877
Astarte is the Greek name of a goddess known throughout the Eastern Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Classical antiquity, originally the deified evening star.

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"The Day Dream" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1880
She was the daydream for him.

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