Pan­dora’s box

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Ros­setti’s 1871 paint­ing of Jane Mor­ris as Pan­dora has lifted the lid on PRB in­trigue Fiery reds and a smoul­der­ing look… Ros­setti’s Pan­dora sums up the pain­ter’s in­tense de­sire for his mod­els, a de­sire that had al­ready led to grim re­sults with Lizzie Sid­dal.

Dressed as the Ti­tan who un­leashed all the tor­ments of the world, model Jane Mor­ris, the wife of Ros­setti’s close friend Wil­liam Mor­ris, in­spired many of the artist’s later paint­ings. Hav­ing been in pri­vate collection for the last 45 years, the paint­ing went for auc­tion in 2014 for an es­ti­mated £7 mil­lion.

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