Exhibition History: R.A., 1973;
A British Council Exhibition, 1983;
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Exhibition,
UK90 Festival: Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, September 22 through November 14, 1990;
Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, November 21 through December 9, 1990; Ishibashi
Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Kurume, January 6 through February 11, 1991
Current Location: Victoria and Albert Museum
Catalog Number: 824/42
Note: The Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery has
a print of the photograph (15.7 x 19.1 cm). The Victoria and Albert
companion print (Record No. 1744.1939) has dimensions of 16.5 x 19.8 cm and is, like the Birmingham print, cut down from the original negative.
This is one of three prints made from a single negative. Mrs. Morris is reclining on a plush loveseat facing right with her head resting on a black pillow and turned slightly away from the viewer. Her hands are in her lap and the pose is set against a black backdrop. This print is a modern work made from the original 1865 negative. The other two extant prints were made in 1865 and were both cropped down: the print in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the other copy in the V & A. The larger modern print is darker and shows more background area, including part of a canopy and some of its upholding poles.
Printed around 1930.