The Girlhood of Mary Virgin
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Medium: black chalk
Dimensions: irregular size, maximum 12 x 6 1/2 in.
Note: Inscribed by William Holman Hunt along the foot of the paper: “Done in my studio Cleveland Street. 1848.”
Production Date: 1848
Exhibition History: Tate, 1923 (no. 316)
Model: “Old Williams”
Surtees describes the model as “Old Williams,” a man employed by the Rossetti family
who sat for St. Joachim (
A Catalogue Raisonné
vol. 1, 10).
Current Location: Stone Gallery
Archival History: W. Holman Hunt; sold at the November 6, 1963 Sotheby's sale (no. 24) for £10; Sedgeman
Electronic Archive Edition: 1