Jane Morris standing beside wicker chair [1]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Parsons

1865 June

Physical Description

Medium: photography
Technique: collodion print
Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.6 cm
Other Physical Features: Another version of this picture in the Victoria and Albert collection measures 20.4 x 14.2 cm. (Record No. 1750.1939).

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: 866/42

Scholarly Commentary


Mrs. Morris stands outdoors, her back to the camera, her head turned to the right over her shoulder showing her profile. On the wicker chair to her left a shawl is draped. The only background is the garden vegetation, which is out of focus. A copy, cropped and printed darker, is the print made in 1865. This is a modern copy showing the whole of the original compositional structure.


  • Bartram, Pre-Raphaelite Photography , 38-40.
  • Bartram, The Pre-Raphaelite Camera , Chapters 5-6.
Jane Morris standing beside wicker chair [1]
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