One of Rossetti's rare life studies, this seems to relate to the drawing of St Elizabeth of Hungary (1904P374). On the reverse of the sheet is a larger drawing of a seated male nude, which appears to be a study for Dante in the 1852 watercolour 'Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante' (Private Collection).

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
- Midlands Federation Travelling Exhibition 1961 - 1961
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
119 Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo 1990-09-22 - 1990-11-14
119 Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya 1990-11-17 - 1990-12-09
119 Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume 1991-01-08 - 1991-02-14


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. 360.
A notice on illustrations to Charles Kingsley's 'The Saint's Tragedy' by three Pre-Raphaelite artists
Alastair Grieve May 1969 Burlington Magazine vol. 111, pp. 290-93.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 691B, p. 224; vol. 2, pl. 481; verso: vol. 1, 54E, p. 20.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 3F7.


William Michael Rossetti, Charles Fairfax Murray

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