DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI PRB (1828-1882) Biography
PRE-RAPHAELITE (founded 1848) Biography

A Portrait (England, 1869)

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Coloured chalks on paper
Signed with the artists monogram and dated 1869

Dimensions

52.00cm high
43.20cm wide
(20.47 inches high)
(17.01 inches wide)
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Provenance

Leonard Rowe Valpy
Canon Valpy, his sale, Christies, Saturday May 19th 1906, lot 146, £508
Sotheran

Condition

In the original frame, the backboard bearing Christies stamp 838 BB (1906)

Literature

H.C. Marillier, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, An Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life, George Bell and Sons, London, 1899, p.250 No. 218
Virginia Surtees, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828 - 1882, The Paintings and Drawings, A Catalogue Raisonne, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, London, 1971, pp. 121 & 241, No. 212
Susan Lasdun, Victorians at Home, Weidenfeldt & Nicholson, London 1981, page 127 for an illustration of a contemporary watercolour of Canon Valpy's
drawing room and study painted c. 1900 showing this painting in the same frame hanging over the fireplace.

Exhibition History

London, Royal Academy, Works by the Old Masters, including a Special Selection from the Works of John Linnell and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1883, number 340 (lent by L.R. Valpy)

Description / Expertise

The sitter was Jane Morris.
Rossetti's A Portrait can be seen hanging in Canon Valpy's drawing-room in a watercolour painted c. 1900, illustrated in Susan Lasdun, Victorians at Home, Weidenfeldt & Nicholson, London 1981, page 127.