Mrs. John Hungerford Pollen

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1857
Model: Mrs. John Hungerford Pollen


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 182 (no. 414).

Scholarly Commentary


DGR must have done this drawing in the fall or winter of 1857, soon after he met the artist John Hungerford Pollen (1820-1902) at the architect Benjamin Woodward's house in June or July. Pollen collaborated on the Oxford murals project and was much admired by DGR. In a letter to Patmore he wrote that Pollen was “a man of the highest power —the only man who has yet done good mural painting in England. It is possible you may have seen his interior paintings at Merton Chapel, Oxford, or have heard of him in connection with them. Since then, he has become a seceder to Roman Catholicism, & is (of course) in consequence a furious admirer of yours” ( Fredeman, Correspondence, 57. 29 ).

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