La Donna della Finestra

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti


, Aesthetic painter, designer and poet

La Donna della Finestra

The Lady of the Window

101 x 74.3 cms | 39 3/4 x 29 1/4 ins
Oil on canvas

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

Cambridge | United States

Love's pallor and the semblance of deep ruth
Were neveryet shown forth so perfectly
In any lady'sface, chancing to see
Grief's miserable countenance uncouth,
As in thine, lady, they have sprung to soothe,
When in mine anguish thou hast lookd on me;
Until sometimes it seems as if, through thee,
My heart might almost wanderfrom its truth.
Yet so it is, I cannot hold mine eyes
From gazing very often upon thine.
In the sore hope to shed those tears they keep;
And at such time, thou mask'st the pent tears rise
Even to the brim, till the eyes wast and pine;
Yet cannot they, while thou art present, weep.
-- D. G. Rossetti