St. Cecily

St. Cecily by Edward Reginald Frampton (1872-1903). 1905. Oil on canvas, 116 x 126 cm. The painting was exhibited with the following epigraph:

Or in a clear-wall'd city on the sea,
Near gilded organ-pipes, her hair
Wound with white roses, slept Saint Cecily;
An angel look'd at her.
'The Palace of Art,' Tennyson

Compare it to Rossetti's Moxon illustration of the same subject [GPL].

References

Fin de Siècle: Symbolist, Vienna Secession, Salon & Academy 1900, Bell Epoque. London: Louis Whitford Gallery/David Hughes, 1980. Catalogue number 16.


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