Fair Rosamund in her Bower (after 1854)

Scott, William Bell (1811-1890)

Fair Rosamund in her Bower
after 1854
Oil on canvas, 60.3 x 49.5 cm
Private collection

Comentary by Rupert Maas:

Scott first painted the subject of Rosamund in 1854, for exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy. This version is later, but hard to date precisely. The legend of the fair Rosamund had it that she was a beautiful and virtuous woman, loved by King Henry II. Her bower was said to have been surrounded by impenetrable thickets of roses (in the language of courtly love, this represented chastity).


De Morgan, Evelyn (1855-1919)
Queen Eleanor and the Fair Rosamund
Probably 19011902
De Morgan Collection



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Fair Rosamund
National Museum WalesCardiff



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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and MuseumGlasgow



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See also:

• Clifford, Rosamund (c.1140-c.1176) | Henry II, King of England (1133-1189)