‘Red Lion Mary’

Alternately titled: Mrs. Mary Nicholson

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1856-59 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 4 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1856-59 (circa)
Original Cost: gift
Model: Mrs. Mary Nicholson
Note: Given the fond nickname, ‘Red Lion Mary’, Mrs. Nicholson worked as the maid at 17 Red Lion Square during the occupancy of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones.


Current Location: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 250'04
Archival History: Fanny Cornforth; Fairfax Murray

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‘Red Lion Mary’
Copyright: © Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery


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