Mrs. Gabriele Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1852 October
Model: Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori Rossetti


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 187 (no. 445).

Scholarly Commentary


This is the earliest and the sweetest of DGR's portraits of his mother. The most ambitious was the oil portrait begun in 1866 but not finished till 1868, and the most arresting was the late portrait in coloured chalks.

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