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The poem was first published in in the Pre-Raphaelite journal The Germ.

Analysis of The Blessed Damosel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Rossetti subsequently revised the poem twice and republished it inand The poem was partially inspired by Edgar Allan Poe ‘s poem ” The Raven “, [2] with rosxetti depiction of a lover grieving on Earth over the death of his loved one. Rossetti chose to represent the situation in reverse.

The poem describes the damozel observing her lover from heaven, and her unfulfilled yearning for their reunion in heaven.

The blessed damozel leaned out From the gold bar of Heaven; Her eyes were deeper than the depth Of waters stilled at dmozel She had three lilies in her hand, And the stars in her hair were seven. Her robe, ungirt from clasp to hem, No wrought flowers did adorn, But a white rose of Mary’s gift, For service meetly worn; Her hair that lay along her back Was yellow like ripe corn. Herseemed she scarce had been a day One of God’s choristers; The wonder was not yet quite gone From that still look of hers; Albeit, to them she left, her day Had counted as ten years.


To one, it is ten years of years.

‘The Blessed Damozel’, Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool museums

Yet now, and in this place, Surely she leaned o’er me—her hair Fell all about my face. The whole year sets apace. The Blessed Damozel is the only one of Rossetti’s paired pictures and poems in which the poem was completed first.

Friends and patrons repeatedly urged Rossetti to illustrate his most famous poem, [3] and he finally accepted a commission from William Graham in February After the work was completed Graham requested a predellathe lower part of the painting, on December 31, Alexa Wilding modelled the damozel in Paradise, Wilfred John Hawtrey modelled the child—angel, and the probable model for the left—hand angel was May Morris.

Another, later version is in the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Frederick Richards Leyland commissioned eighteen paintings from Rossetti, not counting unfulfilled commissions.

Soon after Leyland acquired his first Rossetti painting, he and Dsnte explored the idea of a Rossetti triptychwhich was eventually formed with Mnemosynean replica of The Blessed Damozel painted by Rossetti himself, and Proserpine. Several pieces of music were based on the poem, including those for orchestra by DebussyGranville BantockEdgar BaintonErnest Farrar ; for piano by Arnold Bax ; for string quartet by Benjamin Burrows ; and a choral by Julius Harrison.


A modern popular song of the same name by Tangerine Dream appears on their album Madcap’s Flaming Duty.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first four stanzas of the poem are inscribed on the frame of the painting. Retrieved February 16, Some well-known works period and post-period.

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