Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pastel on pale green paper
Dimensions: 22 x 17 1/4 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1871
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C., 1883 (no. 133)
Original Cost: gift to Jane Burden Morris
Model: Jane Burden Morris


Current Location: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Scholarly Commentary


This is the original drawing that was done in 1871 and given as a gift to Jane Morris, and it was the first work by DGR to be reproduced as a photograph, in 1877, through Frederic Shields and the Autotype Company. It was also the drawing that led DGR to plan a book of double works that would feature the image of Jane Morris: Perlascura: Twelve Coins for One Queen . The project did not, however, materialize.


Copyright: Courtesy of the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford


  1. image

    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 323.
  2. image

    Delaware Art Museum print, Bancroft Collection.
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