Love's Messenger, 1885. Marie Spartali Stillman (1844 1927). Watercolor, tempera, and gold paint on paper mounted on wood, 32 x 26 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Marie Spartali Stillman (10 March 1844 – 6 March 1927), British Pre-Raphaelite painter of Greek descent, arguably the greatest female artist of that movement. During a 60-year career she produced over 100 works, contributing regularly to exhibitions in Great Britain and the United States. She was considered a great beauty and sat for several Pre-Raphaelite painters. --Wikipedia
Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927), Love’s Messenger, 1885, watercolor, tempera, and gold paint on paper mounted on wood, 32 x 26 in, Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935/Courtesy Delaware Art Museum. The model for this painting was Spartali Stillman’s daughter Euphrosyne “Effie” Stillman who, by going on to study at the Slade under Alphonse Legros and exhibit as a sculptor at the Royal Academy, inherited her mother’s talent as well as her predicament.