Jane Morris reclining on divan

Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Parsons

1865 June

Physical Description

Medium: photography
Technique: collodion print
Dimensions: 15.7 x 19.1 cm

Production Description

Production Date: 1865 June
Exhibition History: R.A., 1973; Pre-Raphaelite Photography, 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: Birmingham City Museums and Art Gallery
Note: The Victoria and Albert Museum has two other prints, the 1865 original and a larger companion print (Record No. 824/42) with dimensions of 25.8 x 20.5 cm.

Scholarly Commentary


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 cropped down like the Victoria and Albert's 1865 original. Museum records identify the second copy in the V & A as a modern copy of the original. The modern print shows a larger background area that includes part of a canopy and some of its upholding poles.

Production History

This print was made in 1865.


  • Bartram, Pre-Raphaelite Photography, 38-40.
  • Bartram, The Pre-Raphaelite Camera, Chapters 5-6.
  • DGR 1828-1882: An Exhibition [Tokyo 1990], 186.
Jane Morris reclining on divan
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