Art Museum

Marie Spartali Stillman Gallery

Born in Middlesex, England in 1843, Marie Spartali was reputedly a beautiful woman who sat for Rossetti and Burne-Jones as well as the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. After marrying an American journalist and artist W.J. Stillman, Marie settled in Italy and began painting. Her favored subjects were literary-historical figure groups and women. Many of her works drew on Italian literary themes, especially Dante and Boccacio. Click on the following thumbnails to view Marie Spartali Spillman's works.

The Lady Prays
1868
The Childhood of Saint Cecily
1883
Madonna Pietra degli Scrovegni
1884
Dante at Verona
1888
The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo
1889
A Florentine Lily
1890
Saint George
1890
Beatrice
Date unknown
Cloister Lilies
Date unknown
Love's Messenger
Date unknown
The Rose from Armida's Garden
Date unknown
La Pensierosa
Date unknown