Manuscript Addition: to Mr. Bancroft / W. J. Stillman
Editorial Description: Brown ink notation on print, beneath drawing.
Manuscript Addition: S518
Editorial Description: Pencil notation located at the bottom left of the verso.
Editorial Note: The reference is to the work's catalogue number in Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné .
D.G. Rossetti did from WM. J. Stillman,
Signed D.G.R., and dated 1879.
Received at Rockford in January, 1901.
“1 Feb., 1901.
Deepdene, Frimley Green.
“It was William who sent you a photo of the head
Rossetti did from him, he thought you might like to have
it as Rossetti considered it one of his best drawings.
The head in Miss Cary's book (Study for Dante) was done
from the model Alesandro. D.G.R. made a study from William
and said unless he would cut his beard off he could not use
the head. I did not consent to this, so the professional
was called in.” Marie Stillman
Note: Brown paper label taped to verso.