Original version, face of Fanny Cornforth, 1867
Overpainted with the face of Alexa Wilding, 1868 Both paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828 - 82
Notice how "Rossetti makes Lady Lilith's long flowing hair the central focus of the composition" (click to read "A Dialectic of Beauty in Rossetti's Lady Lilith" by Breanna Byecroft).
Read more about the mythological Lilith
Read more about hair as a motif: "Ad Hairenum"
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