May Morris

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: Probably chalk. Surtees says oil or watercolor, but in a letter DGR describes a chalk drawing of May Morris (see WMR, Family Letters , vol. 2, 265).
Dimensions: unknown
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1872
Note: Monogram and date located on a trompe l'oeil paper in lower center.

Production Description

Production Date: 1872
Model: May Morris
Note: Younger daughter of William and Jane Morris (b. 1862).


Current Location: unknown/Private Collection
Note: Referencing Christie's Images as his source, Russell Ash says the painting rests in an unidentified private collection (see Ash, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 12).

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May Morris
Copyright: ©Christie's Images London, UK/Bridgeman Art Library

Included Text

MM aetat. X

DGR del. 1872
Note: Written on a trompe l'oeil paper in the lower center.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: s362.rap.xml