Frederick Richard Leyland

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1870 October

Scholarly Commentary


This portrait, in a private collection, was completed in October 1870 when DGR wrote to Leyland: “I finished the last drawing of you—putting a background and otherwise improving the tone of it, and that I am now very much better pleased with it, though it will be far from able to compete with the vast labours to which Jemmy has doubtless been addicting himself to the like results. This week I determined that as I did not see you the drawing had better be sent off, and to that end was about to place it in the frame of the old one when lo! it (the frame) was not large enough. So I have had to order a new one which will be ready in about a week” (see Fredeman, Correspondence, 70. 241 ).

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