Elizabeth Siddal

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1854 or 1859-60 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 8 x 5 1/2 in.
Note: An inscription by WMR appears on verso on two labels attached to the backboard:

By Dante G. Rossetti.

Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (Mrs Dante G. Rossetti).

Presented to Frank Hueffer in affectionate reminiscence by

Wm M. Rossetti

January 1883.

This drawing must have been done I think in either 1859 or

1860-i.e. either a little before or after the marriage

of Rossetti & Mrs Siddal


Production Description

Production Date: 1854 or 1859-60 (circa)
Exhibition History: Whitechapel, The Pre-Raphaelites: A Loan Exhibition of their Paintings and Drawings held in the Centenary Year of the Foundation of the Brotherhood , 1948 (no.99); Arts Council, Pre-Raphaelite Drawings and Watercolours, 1953 (no.63); R.A., British Portraits, Winter 1956-7, (no.732); Arts Council, Ruskin and his Circle, 1964 (no.246); R.A., Dante Gabriel Rossetti as Poet and Painter , 1973 (no.169); Ashmolean Museum, Rossetti's Portraits of Elizabeth Siddal , 1991 (no.13); Walker Art Gallery, and Van Gogh Museum, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 2003-4 (no.23)
Model: Elizabeth Siddal


Current Location: Agnew's, London
Archival History: Given to Dr. Franz Hueffer by William Michael Rossetti in January 1883; by descent to his widow, née Catherine Madox Brown, on his death in 1889; presumably in her possession until her death in 1927; R.E.A. Wilson until 1932; acquired by Sir Kenneth Clark (Lord Clark of Saltwood); Clark sale at Sotheby's, London, June 27, 1984 (lot 27); Sir Paul Getty; Agnew's, London

Scholarly Commentary


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Production History

On the verso are studies of three female figures.


Elizabeth Siddal
Copyright: ©Agnew's, London


  1. image

    Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni , 130.
  2. image

    Delaware Art Museum print.
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