My Lady Greensleeves

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1855 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.
Note: WMR (verso): “This design by Dante Gabriel Rossetti dates I suppose towards 1855. It evidently represents a lady wreathing her scarf round the helmet of her knight. I think it more than probable that a water-colour of the same subject was painted but dont know with certainty. The drawing was mounted by D.G.R.'s order. W. M. Rossetti 29 January 1883.”

Production Description

Production Date: 1855 (circa)
Exhibition History: Exeter 1946 (no.158)
Model: Fanny Cornforth
Note: The model for this study was probably Fanny Cornforth.


Current Location: Brinsley Ford
Archival History: Leicester Galleries previous to 1939; Brinsley Ford

Scholarly Commentary


Commentary is not yet available for this image.


Description: Study of a young woman, head facing, wrapping her scarf round a helmet, its feather plumes swirling about her shoulders.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 229.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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