Fanny Cornforth

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1868
Model: Fanny Cornforth


◦ Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni, 133.

◦ Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 273.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 163 (no. 304).

◦ Wildman, Visions of Love and Life, 264-265.

Scholarly Commentary


Red chalk drawing was one of DGR's characteristic media for finished portrait work. This work has been aptly described as “an outstanding piece of deliquescent draughtsmanship” (see Wildman, Visions of Love and Life, 264 ). See also commentary for the Tate Gallery's pencil drawing.


The contemporaneous drawing of Alexa Wilding is the same size and medium, and can be thought of as a companion to this work.

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