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Graphite with stumping, on ivory wove paper, edge mounted to off-white wove paper
Inscribed lower left: "[...]/ESR"
26.4 × 11.3 cm (10 7/16 × 4 1/2 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by Alan Rutenberg and Dr. William D. Shorey; William O. Hunt Fund in honor of Harold Joachim; Mr. and Mrs. William O. Hunt and Sarah R. Shorey Endowment
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Laurel Bradley, “Elizabeth Siddal: Drawn into the Pre-Raphaelite Circle,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 18, 2 (1992), pp. 136-145, fig. 1.
Virginia Surtees, The Paintings and Drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Oxford, 1971), p. 194, no. 490.
Alastair Grieve, The Drawings and Watercolors of 1850-1855: The Art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Norwich, 1978), p. 80.
Charlotte Gere and Geoffrey C. Munn, Artists’ Jewellry: Pre-Raphaelite to Arts and Crafts (Suffolk, 1989), p. 59, pl. 28.
Debra Mancoff, Jane Morris: The Pre-Raphaelite Model of Beauty (San Francisco, 2000).
Martha Tedeschi, “Forward,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 18, 2 (1992), pp. 108-111, fig. 4.
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at University of Virginia, “The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti,” http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/rossetti/
London, Royal Academy of Arts, “Dante Gabriel Rossetti,” 1973, cat. 51.
London, Tate Gallery, “The Pre-Raphaelites,” 7 March-28 May 1984, cat. 207.
Wartski, “Artist’s Jewelry,” 1989, no. 183.
London, Maas Gallery, “Pre-Raphaelites and Romantics,” 20 June-7 July 1989, cat. 53.
New York, The Frick Collection, “From Pontormo to Seurat: Drawings Recently Acquired by The Art Institute of Chicago,” April 23-July 7, 1991, n.p., cat. 41; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, September 10, 1991-January 5, 1992.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Building a Collection: New Acquisitions and Promised Gifts of British Art,” May 1–August 1, 2004, checklist 20.
Sold, Christie’s, London, May 12, 1883, Rossetti sale, lot 127, to Professor Daniel Oliver (died 1916) [London 1984]; by descent to Captain Philip Oliver, R.N., by 1971-at least 1973 [Surtees 1971; old label, indicates that Oliver lent the drawing to the 1973 London exh.]. Private collection, by 1984 [London 1984]. Sold by J.S. Maas and Sons Limited, London, to the Art Institute, 1989.
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