The Seed of David (study for head of Virgin)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1861 September

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 10 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: Sept. 1861
Note: Monogram and date on left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1861 September
Exhibition History: Tate, 1923 (no.204(2)).
Model: Jane Burden Morris
Note: The head is taken from Jane Burden Morris.


Current Location: The Society of Antiquaries (Kelmscott Manor), 1962
Archival History: Jane Burden Morris; May Morris; Oxford University; Kelmscott Manor

Scholarly Commentary


This picture likely bears a strong resemblance to two other sketches for this subject: one depicting Jane Morris with a veil, another without.


Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: s105d.rap.xml