Burne-Jones: The Blessed Damozel

The Blessed Damozel by Buen-Jones

The Blessed Damozel, painted by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, is based on a poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti of the same name.   Rossetti was nineteen when he wrote The Blessed Damozel, which tells the tale of two lovers who will one day be reunited in heaven.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s painting of The Blessed Damozel

“The blessed damozel leaned out
From the gold bar of Heaven;
Her eyes were deeper than the depth
Of waters stilled at even;
She had three lilies in her hand,
And the stars in her hair were seven.”  Read full poem

Art in Evolution:  The Association of  Burne-Jones, Morris, and Rossetti in the Second Generation of Pre-Raphaelitism

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery: Burne-Jones The Blessed Damozel – A Study in Drapery

 

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