The Bride of Lebanon

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The painting is based on extracts from the Song of Solomon in the Bible; “Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse …”, “Awake, O north wind; and come thou south; blow upon my garden …”. It shows the bride walking in the garden with female personifications of the two winds blowing towards her. On each side of the bride are white lilies, symbolizing her virginity. The pose of the bride is inspired by Botticelli’s figures. The painting is based on an earlier design by Burne-Jones for a tapestry. Painting by Edward Burne-Jones.

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