Monna Vanna 1866 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The model for this painting was Alexa Wilding, who sat for some of Rossetti's best-known works. The spiral pearl clasp in her flowing auburn hair and the red coral necklace often appear in Rossetti's paintings.
La Ghirlandata 1873 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti "The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what they considered to be the mechanistic approach adopted by the Mannerist artists who followed Raphael and Michelangelo. They believed that the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on academic teaching of art. Hence the name "Pre-Raphaelite".
Mary Magdalene - Mourned the death of Jesus alongside Mary and discovered His resurrection. Often mistakenly labeled as a prostitute, she was cleansed of seven demons by Jesus and served as the "Apostle to the Apostles" according to St. Augustine. Patron saint of women, converts, hairdressers, and penitent sinners.