Henrietta Polydore

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1863
Model: Henrietta Polydore


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 182 (no. 416).

Scholarly Commentary


Henrietta was the daughter of DGR's maternal uncle Henry Polydore (d. 1885). According to Surtees, “she was a consumptive and died in the United States at the age of twenty-eight” (Surtees 182n). Her father, a lawyer, changed his name, presumably to disguise his Italian ancestry. The family generally thought him a tedious person.

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