Once upon a time there was an amazing man called Philip Burne Jones who had a vision of a vampiress during her nightly visit 😉
Born in 1861, our 2nd Baronet quit the Oxford university and became a painter like his father.
He painted portraits of many well-known persons of the time.
His most famous painting is titled ”The Vampire” and is believed to have been modeled by his lover at the time, actress Mrs Patrick Campbell – it was finished in 1897.
It depicts a seductive vampire leaning over a sleeping man in the moments before she is about to feed.
The painting was used as inspiration by his cousin – the famous Rudyard Kipling and we were thus graced with the poem ”The Vampire” that you can read HERE
Also Robert G. Vignola’s black and white silent-movie ”The Vampire” from 1913 features a scene called “The Vampire Dance” – directly influenced by the painting. It is generally considered the first recognized film depicting the vamp character, also known as femme fatale.