Elizabeth Siddal

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1850 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Signature: monogram
Note: The monogram is inscribed at lower right. DGR has included a separate drawing of her lips at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1850 (circa)
Exhibition History: Yale University, Pictures collected by Yale Alumni, (no.1956)(no.212); Ashmolean Museum, Rossetti's Portraits of Elizabeth Siddal, 1991 (no.1)
Model: Elizabeth Siddal


Current Location: unknown
Archival History: Mrs. Janet Camp Troxell; Thos Agnew & Sons Ltd, London.

Scholarly Commentary


This is the earliest known study of Elizabeth Siddal at about the age of seventeen.



  1. image

    Ainsworth, Double Work of Art, 23.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 421.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: s457.rap.xml