This is a tracing in reverse for a portrait of Elizabeth Siddal. The Latin title Regina Cordium is here translated as 'The Queen of Hearts', a tribute to Siddal at the time of her marriage to Rossetti. Rossetti made further versions of the painting, the original in Johannesburg Art Gallery.

  • 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
monogram 1860 / the Queen of / hearts
Monogram top left Handwritten - Chalk
The Queen of Hearts
Title top right Handwritten - Chalk


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
95 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2003-10-16 - 2004-01-18
95 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 2004-02-27 - 2004-06-06


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.327.
The Paintings and drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol.1, no. 120B, pp. 75-76; vol. 2, pl. 188.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 1E5.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Edwin Becker, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Julian Treuherz 2003 Waanders, Zwolle p. 185.


Fanny Cornforth, Charles Fairfax Murray

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Name Type
Elizabeth Siddal Artist's model

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