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A Vision of Fiammetta (1878)

A Vision of Fiammetta is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite which was created by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1878. The painting was one half of one of Rossetti's "double works", accompanying his Ballads and Sonnets (1881). Maria Spartali Stillman modelled for the painting. The subject of painting is Boccacio's muse namedFiammetta.

The frame of the painting is inscribed with three texts: the sonnet by Boccaccio entitled "On his Last Sight of Fiammetta" which inspired the painting. Also included are Rossetti's translation of the sonnet, and his own original composition which mirrors the subject of the painting, entitled Fiametta.