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Romantic and imaginative composition, set within a park landscape, with two half-length female figures seated in the foreground playing musical instruments as two women behind them dance to their music. The left foreground figure modelled for by Marie Spartali Stillman is seated in three-quarter view to the right with her head turned in profile; she wears a loose, deep pink-coloured medieval-style garment with a fine, almost transparent white fabric twisted around the neck; her dark hair is twisted and coiled at the back of her head with a pearl spiral hair ornament fastened behind the ear.
oil on canvas
H 86.3 x W 68 cm
purchased at Christie's, 1909
Signed and dated at left bottom corner: D G Rossetti / 1872