Amor Mundi
Date: 1865
Medium: Wood engraving
Dimensions: composition: 6 13/16 × 3 13/16 in. (17.3 × 9.7 cm) sheet: 7 3/16 × 4 1/8 in. (18.3 × 10.5 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Amor Mundi," by Christine Rossetti, in Shilling Magazine, vol. 1, (May, 1865): op. p. 193.
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-144
About: Frederick Sandys was one of the most prolific and gifted illustrators of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. This illustration appeared in The Shilling Magazine accompanied by a poem of the same title by Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel’s sister. The poem recounts the story of two reckless young lovers and the consequences of their irresponsible actions. The first stanza reads, Oh, where are you going with your love-locks flowing On the west wind blowing along this valley track? The downhill path is easy, come with me an’ it please ye, We shall escape the uphill by never turning back.
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