Eliza Polidori

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1856 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: oil
Dimensions: 20 x 15 1/2 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1856 (circa)
Exhibition History: Tate, 1923 (no.99)
Patron: Charlotte Polidori
Date Commissioned: 1856
Original Cost: gift
Model: Eliza Harriet Polidori


Current Location: Mrs. Helen Rossetti Angeli
Archival History: Charlotte Polidori; WMR; thence by descent to Mary Rossetti; Mrs. Helen Rossetti Angeli

Scholarly Commentary


In a letter of 15 May 1856 (see Fredeman, Correspondence, 56.37) DGR proposed to do this portrait in exchange for his aunt Charlotte's “Hist! Said Kate the Queen” . DGR's patron William Marshall wanted the latter, and the exchange was in fact made.



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    Gowans and Gray, Masterpieces of DGR , page 12.
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