Whitley introduces the name of Ellen Smith which is not, as stated in the 1939 Birmingham Catalogue, inscribed on the back with the name of Ellen Smith. The identification of this portrait may be incorrect.

  • 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
DGR to his friend GPB. 1863/ verso in G. P. Boyce's handwriting: Drawn by Dante G. Rossetti and given by him to G. P. Boyce April 13th 1863/ 9 1/2 x 81/2 wide.
Dedication - Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Works by English Pre-Raphaelite Painters Lent by the Art Gallery Committee of the Birmingham Corporation
2 Tate Gallery, London 1911-12 - 1912-03


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. 351.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 516, p. 197.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 3B4.
Diaries of George Price Boyce
Virginia Surtees 1980 Real World Publishers, Norwich p. 43.
Pre-Raphaelite Portraits
Andrea Rose 1981 The Oxford Illustrated Press, Yeovil p. 104.


G P Boyce; Boyce Sale, Christie's 1 July 1897 (lot 250), £6; Charles Fairfax Murray

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Ellen Smith Artist's model

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