Study for the deer which is in the bottom right-hand corner of Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee. Rossetti appears to have begun by drawing the right fawn, which he then reversed for the final composition.

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Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Recto: Head too / large/ No; Verso: G / Sketches for Fawn in Magdalene subject (William Michael Rossetti inscription)
Notes - Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Pre-Raphaelite Art From Birmingham
45 Hong Kong Museum of Art 1984-10-19 - 1984-12-02
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
133 Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo 1990-09-22 - 1990-11-14
133 Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya 1990-11-17 - 1990-12-09
133 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.322.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 109M, p. 65.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 1D7.


William Michael Rossetti, Charles Fairfax Murray

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