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Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Lady Lilith  wikidata:Q6470337 
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Lady Lilith
Lady Lilith
Object type painting
English: «Lilith, the subject of this painting, is described in Judaic literature as the first wife of Adam. She is associated with the seduction of men and the murder of children. The depiction of women as powerful and evil temptresses was prevalent in 19th-century painting, particularly among the Pre-Raphaelites. The artist depicts Lilith as an iconic, Amazon-like female with long, flowing hair. Her languid nature is reiterated in the inclusion of the poppy in the lower right corner—the flower of opium-induced slumber.» (see references)
Date 1866-68 (altered 1872-73)
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 97.8 cm (38.5 in); Width: 85.1 cm (33.5 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,97.8U174728;P2049,85.1U174728

with frame: 134.6 × 121.9 × 7 cm (52.9 × 47.9 × 2.7 in)
Accession number
Credit line Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Notes Begun in 1864 with Fanny Cornforth as the model, and completed in 1868. Repainted at Kelmscott 1872-3 with the face of Alexa Wilding.[1]
Source/Photographer Delaware Art Museum
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Delaware Art Museum
Other versions Rossetti lady lilith 1867.jpg Version with face of Fanny Cornforth, 1867


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