Temperantia
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This painting depicts a stately woman pouring water on the flames of excess. It is one of Burne-Jones' last paintings of his model and mistress, Maria Zambaco, and can be read as an image of Maria finally extinguishing the flames of their passion. It was commissioned by Frederick Startridge Ellis and shown at the 1872 inaugural exhibition of the Grosvenor Gallery in London.
Owner/Location: Private collection
Dates: 1872
Artist age:Approximately 39 years old.
Dimensions: Unknown
Medium: Painting - watercolor
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 05 November 2001.
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