Lady Lilith

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Title

Lady Lilith

Creator

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882

Date

1867

Rights Holder

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rights

Public Domain

Subject

Lilith (Semitic mythology); Jewish literature; Life of Adam and Eve; Women; Women in art; Femmes fatales; Femmes fatales in art; Pride and vanity in art; Hair in art

Description

A redheaded woman combs her hair while looking in a mirror in the foreground of the image. She is framed by flowers; candles, perfume, and a window can be seen in the background. In Jewish literature, Lilith is a legendary femme fatale and Adam's first wife. The combing of hair and the mirror allude to vanity, while her exposed shoulders allude to seduction.

Source

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/337500

Provenance

William Coltart (British), by 1886; R. E. Tatham (British), sold by his estate in 1908; Christie, Manson & Woods, Tatham sale, March 7, 1908, lot 81, £441, bt. Agnew; Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd.; Vendor: Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. Vendor: Through Roger Eliot Fry

Contributor

Dunn, Henry Treffry, 1838-1899

Type

Watercolor painting; Gouache painting

Extent

51.3 cm x 44 cm

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Watercolour and gouache

Physical Dimensions

51.3 cm x 44.0 cm

Files

Lady-Lillith.jpg

Citation

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882, “Lady Lilith,” UVic Libraries Omeka Classic, accessed September 22, 2019, http://omeka.library.uvic.ca/items/show/1580.

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