Medusa (c. 1875) by Frederick Sandys
Like William Waterhouse, Frederick Sandys
(1829-1904) is called a Pre-Raphaelite. Alas, in Sandys’ case it’s true: like Rossetti, he did belong to that despicable, deplorable and downright disgusting movement. But like Rossetti again, he sometimes managed to break the strict Pre-Raphaelite principles of ugliness, ill-proportion and bad colouring. Indeed, Sandys may have been the most technically skilled of the Pre-Raphaelites. The marvellous chalk-drawing above is a good piece of evidence for that.
• ’Dys Miss — Perdita by Frederick Sandys
Prince, n’enquerez de sepmaine
Où elles sont, ne de cest an,
Que ce refrain ne vous remaine:
Mais où sont les neiges d’antan!
• Ballade des Dames du temps jadis, François Villon (1431-c.1489)
• Oil Say — another painting by Tissot
Head of a Young English Girl (1895)
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna.
Portrait of Marguerite Kelsey (1928) by Meredith Frampton (1894-1984).
Previously pre-posted (please peruse):
’Dith and the Maiden #1
A Game of Patience (1937) by Meredith Frampton (1894-1984), from the Ferens Art Gallery in Kingston-on-Hull, Yorkshire.