One of two pencil drawings in the Birmingham collection of Ada Vernon, known as the model for one of Rossetti's watercolours Monna Pomona (1865, Tate collection).

  • 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
[monogram] 1853
Monogram bottom centre Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
- Midlands Federation, Lichfield 1961 - 1961
Pre-Raphaelite Women
27 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1985-10-09 - 1986-01-02
27 Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery 1986-09-13 - 1986-10-19


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: an Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life
H C Marillier 1899 George Bell and Sons, London no. 359.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 352.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 527, p. 199.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 3A11.
Pre-Raphaelite Portraits
Andrea Rose 1981 The Oxford Illustrated Press, Yeovil p. 105.


Given by the artist to the sitter (afterwards Mrs Hemblen) upon her marriage; bought by Charles Fairfax Murray from her son's executor's.

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Name Type
Ada Vernon Artist's model

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