19 December 2014

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sketch Of Jane Morris To Be Auctioned

A sketch by the leading Pre-Raphaelite artist, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, goes under the hammer at Bonham’s in their 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art sale,which takes place on 21 January at their New Bond Street location. Portrait of Jane Morris is a pen and ink drawing dating from 1873 and is estimated at […]

10 December 2014

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti Nude Watercolour Sets Auction Record At Sotheby’s

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s watercolour painting, Venus Verticordia has sold this afternoon at Sotheby’s for £2,882,500 / $4,522,931, soaring above its pre-sale estimate of £1,000,000-1,500,000, and establishing the highest price for a watercolour by Rossetti at auction.* Four bidders competed for the work – three on the telephones and one in the saleroom – with the […]

9 October 2014

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Effie Gray: Sensual Rossetti Masterpiece Venus Verticordia Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s will be offering Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s watercolour version of Venus Verticordia in London on 10 December 2014. The Pre-Raphaelite artist’s obsession with luscious sensuality and female allure reached its zenith in his only major nude subject, and the picture led to the breaking of Rossetti’s friendship with John Ruskin, Victorian Britain’s leading art critic. […]

10 March 2014

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Rossetti’s Magnificent Painting Pandora Goes Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s magnificent oil painting of 1871 titled ‘Pandora’ goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s as one of the highlights of the Spring auction season. Estimated at £5-7 million, Pandora is arguably the most significant painting by Rossetti to be seen at auction in recent years. Its appearance in the company’s London sale of […]

11 July 2013

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Proserpine Goes Under The Hammer At Sothebys

Sotheby’s is to offer an iconic Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in their 19 November 2013 London sale of British & Irish Art. The version of Proserpine, in coloured chalks is one of the most internationally recognisable images of the nineteenth century. Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) has come to represent the artist […]