Annie Miller

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1860
Model: Annie Miller


◦ Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 225.

◦ Grylla, Portrait of Rossetti, 70-72 .

◦ Marsh, Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood.

◦ Surtees, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 173 (no. 354).

Scholarly Commentary


Annie Miller (1835-1925) was one of the most famous, not to say notorious, of the young working-class women who became models for the artists of the PRB. Hunt discovered her and became amorously entangled. His relations with DGR were strained several times over the girl, who modelled for DGR as well—much to Hunt's displeasure. The most celebrated picture in which she appears is Hunt's The Awakening Conscience.

This is one of a series of drawings of her that DGR executed—most of them around 1860. She is the model in several of DGR's finest pictures, not least of all Woman in Yellow (1863), Mary Magdalene Leaving the House of Feasting (1857), and The Harp Player (1857).

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