Verticordia - Chart or Kit
One of a collection of fine art paintings beautifully depicted in Cross Stitch from the Cross Stitch Collectibles Collection. A Pre-Raphaelite fine art piece by the artist Rossetti.
One of Rossetti's best-known paintings Venus Verticordia(1864-68) is in the collection of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England. Rossetti wrote a poem to accompany his painting
She hath the apple in her hand for thee,
Yet almost in her heart would hold it back;
She muses, with her eyes upon the track
Of that which in thy spirit they can see.
Haply, 'Behold, he is at peace,' saith she;
'Alas! the apple for his lips, --the dart
That follows its brief sweetness to his heart,--
The wandering of his feet perpetually!'
A little space her glance is still and coy;
But if she give the fruit that works her spell,
Those eyes shall flame as for her Phrygian boy.
Then shall her bird's strained throat the woe foretell,
And her far seas moan as a single shell,
And through her dark grove strike the light of Troy.
18 count: 16.75” x 20.75”
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