There are fifteen surviving figure studies for 'Found', Rossetti's only work on a contemporary 'moral' subject. Birmingham's collection has two drawings of the woman's head (one of them drawn from Fanny Cornforth) and three of the man's. This particular study is possibly drawn from Frederic George Stephens (1828-1907), one of the original members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

  • 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
Study for head of the / man in Found / c.1855?
- reverse Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Works by English Pre-Raphaelite Painters Lent by the Art Gallery Committee of the Birmingham Corporation
42 Tate Gallery, London 1911-12 - 1912-03
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet
81 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1973-01-13 - 1973-03-11
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
16 Casa di Dante, Abruzzo, Castello Gizzi, Torre de' Passeri, Pescara, Italy 1984-09-16 - 1984-10-31
16 Accademia di Belle Arti di, Brera, Milan 1984-11-09 - 1985-01-13
Focus on Found
no cat. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington 1992-12-11 - 1993-02-07
no cat. Torre de Passeri, Italy Sep.1984 - Oct.1984


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. 315.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
1947 Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London p. 8
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 64K, p. 30; vol. 2, pl. 75.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 1B11.
British Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings
1995 Leger Galleries, London pp. 46-47.


William Michael Rossetti, Charles Fairfax Murray

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