Mrs. William Morris

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1873 (Christmas)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 1 9/10 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: Xmas '73.
Note: Inscription is begun at the upper left, “To,” and finished at the foot of the drawing, “from D.G.R. Xmas. '73.” The artist's initials are given as a monogram.

Production Description

Production Date: 1873 (Christmas)
Addressee: Jane Burden Morris
Model: Jane Burden Morris


Current Location: The Society of Antiquaries, Kelmscott Manor
Archival History: Jane Morris; May Morris; passed through collection of Oxford University; came to the current owners in 1962

Scholarly Commentary


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Description: Drawn in the upper right-hand corner of the flyleaf to Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, this sketch shows the model's head and shoulders turned three-quarters to the left on an ink background, and is enclosed within its own line.


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    Grylls Portrait of Rossetti , 161
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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