For the Benefit of Miss Herbert

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1858 July 12

Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown ink
Dimensions: center drawing 8 x 6 in.
Date on Image: July 12/58

Production Description

Production Date: 1858 July 12
Model: Louisa Ruth Herbert Crabbe
Note: Ruth Herbert's features are recognizable in the central figure.


Current Location: Mrs. Virginia Surtees
Archival History: Ruth Herbert; Major A.B. Crabbe; sold at the Christie's auction of February 17, 1922, (lot 17) for £3. 3 s.; bought in by Lady Surtees and bequeathed in 1948 to the present owner

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Included Text

For the Benefit of Miss Herbert July 12/58
Note: Text is written by DGR at the bottom of the page.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné vol. 2, plate 436b.
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