Marsh, Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. ◦
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 167-168 (no. 329).
As Surtees notes, this was a study for an apparently unexecuted
portrait—not, it seems, the oil on panel
portrait in the Surtees' collection. It is also “an experiment in the use of
gold and umber on white paper” (Surtees, 168).
For comment on Ruth Herbert and DGR see what may have been
the first drawing he made of her.