The girl here has similarities with the figure in 1904P297 in Birmingham's collection. In the opinion of Christopher Newall the connection with Beata Beatrix seems unlikely, the subjects are quite different, and this drawing relates more closely to other sketches of sleeping girls. Is this possibly Elizabeth Siddal?

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Artists at Work From Sketch to Finish
4b Hampstead Artists Council 1953 - 1953
Artists of Victoria's England
46 Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida 1965-02-02 - 1965-03-14
Dante Alighieri
- Rome 1965 - 1965


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Chronological List, with notes, of Paintings and Drawings from Dante by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Paget Jackson Toynbee 1912 Frateli Bocca, Turin pp. 150-51.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p.345.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 168E, p. 95.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 2B5.


Fanny Cornforth, Charles Fairfax Murray

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