Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) - Study of Elizabeth Siddal

"The present example seems to be one of the last of the sequence, and probably dates from the final year of Lizzie's life [she died February 1862]. In fact it was placed second to last in the Ashmolean exhibition, which as far as possible attempted to arrange the drawings in chronological order." - from the Catalogue notes

Study of Elizabeth Siddal, full-length, seated in an upholstered chair, facing left
pencil, pen and brown ink and brown wash
7½ x 5 1/8 in. (19 x 13 cm.)


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