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Anatomy of an Artwork – Rossetti's 'Pandora'

This monumental portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti is an impassioned celebration of the artist's muse, Jane Morris. Painted in 1870, Rossetti depicted his muse as Pandora, the beautiful Titaness of Greek legend, who unleashed havoc upon the world. The most important Pre-Raphaelite painting to be offered at auction in recent times, ' Pandora' will be offered in Sotheby's British & Irish Art sale on 22 May.

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