Mrs. James Leathart

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1862 December
Model: Maria Leathart


◦ Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 236-237.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 170 (no. 343).

Scholarly Commentary


James Leathart (1820-1895) was a Newcastle lead manufacturer and patron of the PRB whom DGR met through William Bell Scott in 1857, when Leathart expressed a desire to acquire a DGR picture. He eventually purchased (in 1859) A Christmas Carol. This portrait of his wife was done in December 1862 and sent to Leathart in January (see DGR's comments on the picture in his letters to Leathart during January 1863, Fredeman, Correspondence, 63. 10, 14, 16, 20, 22 ).

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