Jane Morris seated, half length [3]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Parsons

1865 June

Physical Description

Medium: photography
Technique: collodion print
Dimensions: 17.1 x 13.3 cm

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: 1746.1939

Scholarly Commentary


Mrs. Morris is seated in a chair, facing right, with her back angled toward the camera. She turns toward the camera over her right shoulder, but is looking vaguely away. It is closely related to two other pictures in the Jane Morris series of photographs: the picture is virtually the mirror image of “Jane Morris seated, half length [3]” , where Mrs. Morris faces left in much the same pose (the latter is also fairly closely cropped); and to “Jane Morris seated, half length [1]” —a much less closely cropped shot, this one with Mrs. Morris also facing to the left.

DGR used this photograph as the compositional point of departure for the pencil drawing The Roseleaf .


  • Bartram, Pre-Raphaelite Photography , 38-40.
  • Bartram, The Pre-Raphaelite Camera , Chapters 5-6.
Jane Morris seated, half length [3]
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