A Girl

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1861 - 1865 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1861 - 1865 (circa)


Current Location: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 383'04
Archival History: Fanny Cornforth. Fairfax Murray.

Scholarly Commentary


On the reverse there is a sketch of King René painting . Surtees does not catalog the item, and Linda Parry's art catalog of William Morris works at the Victoria & Albert Museum indicates that Burne-Jones had responsibility for the “Painting” panel. Consequently, one can assume that the sketch belongs to Burne-Jones and not DGR. If such is the case, one must then wonder how this document came to hold work by both artists. Perhaps both DGR and Burne-Jones shared working space and material at the time these sketches were made, most likely in 1861, judging by the date of the Seddon cabinet project. Alternatively, Burne-Jones may have given DGR a tentative sketch while they designed the cabinet, and DGR kept the slip of paper and later used it for the present sketch.


A Girl
Copyright: © Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 491.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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