Apprenticing with Rosetti…
I was recently inspired to paint this after the passing of my sweet grandmother, who shares the name of Beatrice.
Dante Gabrielle Rosetti – May 12 1828 – April 9 1882
A stanza of Rosetti’s poem “The Portrait”
This is her picture as she was:
It seems a thing to wonder on,
As though mine image in the glass
Should tarry when myself am gone.
I gaze until she seems to stir,–
Until mine eyes almost aver
That now, even now, the sweet lips part
To breathe the words of the sweet heart:–
And yet the earth is over her.