An inscription by Charles Fairfax Murray identifies this as a portrait of William North, author of the novel Anti-Coningsby.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
I think this may perhaps / be Wm North, author / of Anti-Coningsby. He / poisoned himself in America / c.1855
- reverse Handwritten - Pencil


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 348.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 692, p. 224.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 3C4.


Fanny Cornforth, Charles Fairfax Murray

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