A Curl of Copper and Pearl focuses on the madness of the Pre-Raphaelite circle as seen through the eyes of Alexa, an outsider. Rossetti used her face to express his vision over and over again but she has always remained the forgotten muse. I thought it would re-balance this terrible oversight on behalf of art historians and biographers if we had a vote on what was the most beautiful oil of Alexa and what was the best sketch or portrait. Today we'll start with the oils, the major works, the famous stuff...
|Venus Verticordia (1864-1868)|
|Regina Cordium (1866)|
|Monna Vanna (1865)|
|Sybillia Palmifera (1866)|
|Veronica Veronese (1872)|
|La Ghirlandata (1873)|
|La Bella Mano (1875)|
|The Blessed Damozel (1875-78)|
Right, here's what I want you to do: Either leave your suggestion in the comments or send it to me by email (email@example.com) or even leave it on The Stunner's Boudoir page on Facebook. Which is your favourite oil of Alexa Wilding - is it one of these or one I haven't mentioned? Everyone who votes will get put into a draw for a signed copy of my new book and the result will be revealed on 9th April, the official launch date of A Curl of Copper and Pearl.
I'll see you on Wednesday for the sketches and portraits...