Lesbia and her sparrow

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John Edward Poynter’s painting (“Lesbia and her sparrow”, 1907) and my patterns. The poet Catulle (1st before J.-C) nicknamed his lover Claudia “Lesbia” in reference to the isle of Lesbos (Greece) where she grew up. The famous poetess Sappho lived … Continue reading

Lady Lilith

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Dante Rossetti’s painting (Lady Lilith, 1866) and my floral pattern. Dante Rossetti painted as a model his mistress Fanny Cornforth but he changed it in 1872 and painted the face of Alexa Wilding. Rossetti wrote a sonnet dedicated to Lilith. … Continue reading