'Red Lion Mary' was the servant at 17 Red Lion Square, where William Morris and Burne-Jones lived from November 1856 to Spring 1859. Mary had a good relationship with Burne-Jones, and also with Rossetti who visited the house often. Georgiana Burne-Jones' Memorials contain affectionate stories of her friendship with the three men.

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Association Artist Organisation
Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
William Morris 1834-1896
A11 Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1996-05-09 - 1996-09-01


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: an Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life
1899 George Bell and Sons, London p. 85.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 347.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 418, p. 182.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 3B1.
William Morris
Linda Parry 1996 Philip Wilson and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London p. 27.


Fanny Cornforth, Charles Fairfax Murray

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