Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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
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.
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
Dunn, Henry Treffry, 1838-1899
Watercolor painting; Gouache painting
51.3 cm x 44 cm
Still Image Item Type Metadata
Watercolour and gouache
51.3 cm x 44.0 cm
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882, “Lady Lilith,” UVic Libraries Omeka Classic, accessed January 17, 2020, http://omeka.library.uvic.ca/items/show/1580.
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