W. W. Pearce

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1853-1858 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Other production information determined from the object: Inscribed at the top in an unknown hand: “Portrait of W. W. Pearce. Picture Dealer. From Memory”
Note: The verso has some female figure studies, and a rough sketch of a woman is drawn (in pencil) upside down on the front left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1853-1858 (circa)
Model: W. W. Pearce


Current Location: C. J. Firmstone
Archival History: Fairfax Murray; thence to his son Arthur R. Murray; sold at Sotheby's sale, February 15, 1961 (part of lot 6); Sir Geoffry Mander; Maas Gallery; purchased by J. K. Hewett; Sotheby's sale, March 15, 1967 (lot 33); purchased by Leger Galleries for £40; sold in 1969 to C. J. Firmstone

Scholarly Commentary


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  • Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 181 (no. 406).
Description: A caricature portrait, head in profile to the left.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: s406.rap.xml