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ProserpineProserpine
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  • Rossetti began work on the painting in 1871 and painted at least eight separate versions, the last only completed in 1882, the year of his death.
  • Rossetti yearns to seduce Jane from her unhappy marriage with William Morris. Proserpine had been imprisoned in Pluto's underground realm for tasting the forbidden pomegranate. Jane, trapped by convention, was also tasting forbidden fruit.

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