Jane Morris standing with spray of foliage

Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Parsons

1865 June

Physical Description

Medium: photography
Technique: collodion print
Dimensions: 21.9 x 15.6 cm
Other Physical Features: Another version of this picture in the Victoria and Albert collection measures 25.7 x 20.7 cm. (Record No. 827/42).

Production Description

Production Date: 1865 June
Exhibition History: R.A., 1973; Pre-Raphaelite Photography, A British Council Exhibition (1983)


Current Location: Victoria and Albert Museum
Catalog Number: 1751.1939

Scholarly Commentary


This is a print made in 1865. Mrs. Morris stands outdoors facing right with her head lowered. Her hands, at her midriff, hold a spray of foliage. The only background is the garden vegetation, which is out of focus. A second print, less cropped and printed darker, is identified in museum records as a modern copy made from the 1865 original negative.


  • Bartram, Pre-Raphaelite Photography , 38-40.
  • Bartram, The Pre-Raphaelite Camera , Chapters 5-6.
Jane Morris standing with spray of foliage
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