Rosa Triplex. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Oil on canvas. 1874. In this triple portrait of May Morris some of the jewellery in this picture seems to have belonged to Rossetti since it appears in other works, but the necklace on the right-hand figure was owned and possibly even made by May Morris herself. This painting is Plate 68 in Charlotte Gere's Victorian Jewellery Design. Reproduced courtesy of Mrs. Virgina Surtees. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

References

Gere, Charlotte. Victorian Jewellery Design. London: William Kimber, 1972. [complete text]


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