Ruth Herbert

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1858-1859 (circa)
Model: Louisa Ruth Herbert Crabbe


◦ Marsh, Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 167-168 (no. 329).

Scholarly Commentary


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.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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