Regina Cordium

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1861 November

Physical Description

Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: Nov 1861
Other production information determined from the object: Woodbank; E.M.H. 1861; Regina Cordium
Note: Monogram, location, and date at lower right. The initials E.M.H. and 1861 are inscribed in a heart in the upper right corner. The title, Regina Cordium is written on a tromple l'oeil plate on the ledge. Also, a letter from DGR to Aldam Heaten dated October 4, 1861 is mounted on the back. It mentions that DGR should go to Yorkshire to paint the portrait.

Production Description

Production Date: 1861 November
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C., 1883 (no.48); Tate, 1923 (no.31); R.A., 1973 (no.301)
Model: Mrs. Aldam Heaton


Current Location: Mrs. L. D. Jackson
Archival History: Mr. and Mrs. John Aldam Heaton; by descent to their elder daughter Winifred (Mrs. Sydney Pawling); Claude Heaton Pawling by 1929; then to the great-granddaughter of the sitter, Mrs. L.D. Jackson; Christie's, June 5, 1981 (lot 41); Christie's, March 26, 1982 (lot 86); Private Collection

Scholarly Commentary


The image is very similar to the 1860 oil version of Regina Cordium.


Regina Cordium
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