The Day Dream, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Day Dream, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Day Dream
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
1880
England
Oil on canvas
158.7 x 92.7 cm
Museum no. CAI.3
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

The sitter was Jane Morris, the wife of William Morris, who often posed for the artist. Rossetti was also a poet, and the subject relates to his poem of the same title which ends:
       'She dreams; till now on her forgotten book
        Drops the forgotten blossom from her hand.'