According to the publication 'Rossetti's Portraits of Elizabeth Siddal' by Virginia Surtees, the image was very probably made at Hastings in May/ June 1854.

  • Purchased from Charles Fairfax Murray and presented by Subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Maker Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
1854 (another hand)/ vo: Lace
- bottom centre - - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Works by English Pre-Raphaelite Painters Lent by the Art Gallery Committee of the Birmingham Corporation
60 Tate Gallery, London 1911-12 - 1912-03
Paintings and Drawings of the 1860s Period
209 Tate Gallery, London 1923-04-27 - 1923-07-29
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
213 City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham 1947-06-07 - 1947-07-27
Paintings of Poets, Poems of Painters
- Art Society of St Gallen 1957 - 1957
English Eye I
35 Midlands Federation Travelling Exhibition 1958 - 1958
La Peinture Romantique Anglaise et les Pre-Raphaelites
227 Petit Palais, Paris 1972-01 - 1972-04
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet
161 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1973-01-13 - 1973-03-11
Pre-Raphaelite Women
22 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1985-10-09 - 1986-01-02
22 Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery 1986-09-13 - 1986-10-19
Rossetti's Portraits of Elizabeth Siddal
12 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1991-03-05 - 1991-04-28
12 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1991-05-16 - 1991-07-07
John Ruskin and Victorian Art
193 Tokyo, Kurume, Nava, Utsunomiya 1993 - 1993


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. 467, p. 191; vol. 2, pl. 426.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 2G2.
Rossetti's Portraits of Elizabeth Siddal
Virginia Surtees 1991 Scolar Press, Aldershot no. 12.


Rossetti sale, 12 May 1883 (part of lot 113), bought by Chalres Fairfax Murray; acquired by City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 1903.

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Name Type
Elizabeth Siddal Depicted

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