Sandys had a love of academic life drawing and the solid basis he derived from such studies underlies most of his full length figurative work, even on the small scale demanded by book illustration. 'Helen and Cassandra' appeared in the magazine Once a Week on 28 April 1866, alongside verses written by Alfred B. Richards to accompany the engraving.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


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Artist Frederick Sandys -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904
273 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 1974-05-07 - 1974-07-14
273 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1974 - 1974
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Collection, England
84 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington 1995-03-09 - 1995-05-07
84 Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio 1995-05-27 - 1995-07-16
84 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington 1995-08-11 - 1995-10-15
84 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 1995-11-04 - 1996-01-02
84 High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia 1996-01-23 - 1996-04-10
84 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1996-05-25 - 1996-05-25


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
November 1898 Pall Mall Gazette, vol. 16 p. 330.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd., Derby p.381
Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art from the Birmingham Collection, England
Stephen Wildman 1995 Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia p. 254.
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 2.B.91, p. 230.


James Anderson Rose, sold at his death at Christie's 5 May 1891 (part of lot 3 or 4), bought by Charles Fairfax Murray.

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Alfred B Richards Verse by

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