Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Portrait by Rossetti - Jane Burden Morris

Coloured chalks on paper
Signed with the artists monogram and dated 1869
43.20cm wide 52.00cm high (17.01 inches wide 20.47 inches high)
Leonard Rowe Valpy
Canon Valpy, his sale, Christies, Saturday May 19th 1906, lot 146, £508

Courtesy The Leicester Galleries - Link

"Rossetti's 'A Portrait' can be seen hanging in Canon Valpy's drawing-room [over the fireplace] in a watercolour painted c. 1900, illustrated in Susan Lasdun, 'Victorians at Home', Weidenfeldt & Nicholson, London 1981, page 127."

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