Lady Having Her Hair Combed Out

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1855
Sources of the Work:
Pictorial Object: Untitled
Artist: DGR
Other Information: Sold at Duke's, 12 April 2012 (lot 160, Catalogue 56-47.) The dating of the picture and its title are supplied by WMR in the presentation label to Effie Ritchie that accompanies the picture. Neither are DGR's.

Scholarly Commentary


The drawing was first exposed to public notice in its sale at Duke's in April 2012, where it was offered at auction with two other previously unknown drawings: Eighteenth Centry Ladies Meeting (1849) and Venus with Two Doves (1870). The three drawings were gifted by WMR in 1905 to Effie Ritchie (nee Stillman) (1871-1911), the daughter of Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), who sat for several of DGR's pictures.

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