Scottish Arts & Crafts

Love's Testament

Art tile panel based on Phoebe Traquair Love's Testament, art tiles

This is a two-tile panel based on Scottish Arts & Crafts artist, Phoebe Traquair's Love's Testament. The first woman elected to the Royal Scottish Academy, she engraved it on her headstone, which she designed.

A Painting from a Poem

In Burne-Jones' Wine of Circe, Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a poem based on the Burne-Jones painting. In this case, the poem inspired the painting. Phoebe Traquair's Love's Testament was inspired by the sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rossetti's sonnet of the same name. Phoebe Traquair's brother held a collection with several Rossetti paintings and her style was influenced by Rossetti. Here is Rossetti's sonnet:

O Thou who at Love's hour ecstatically
Unto my heart dost evermore present,
Clothed with his fire, thy heart his testament;
Whom I have neared and felt thy breath to be
The inmost incense of his sanctuary;
Who without speech hast owned him, and, intent
Upon his will, thy life with mine hast blent,
And murmured, "I am thine, thou'rt one with me!"
O what from thee the grace, to me the prize,
10 And what to Love the glory, --when the whole
Of the deep stair thou tread'st to the dim shoal
And weary water of the place of sighs,
And there dost work deliverance, as thine eyes
Draw up my prisoned spirit to thy soul!

Love's Testament Pricing and Specifications

8 x 12 (two 8 x 6 tiles): $230

Availability: Can usually be shipped in about three weeks.

Tile Specifications

Size: 6 inch tiles (15.4 cm) x 8 inches (20.32 cm) tiles

Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

Weight: 15.5 ounces (439 grams) each tile