'Pandora', Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Half-length portrait painting of a woman with red hair holding a small box

Coloured chalks on paper, dated 1878, 100.8 x 66.7, National Museums Liverpool (Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight)

Rossetti redesigned the composition of 'Pandora' (immediately above) in the late 1870s.

The winged creatures, swirling in the smoke that rises from the casket, are more stylized in the later drawing, anticipating the decorative rhythms of art nouveau.