Oil on Canvas
In order to clarify the theme of the picture, originally intended to represent Dante's Beatrice, Rossetti inscribed the frame with lines from [i]The Song of Solomon[/i] and [i]Psalm 45[/i]:
My beloved is mine and I am his. (The Song of Solomon 2:16). Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. (The Song of Solomon ...