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Elizabeth Siddal. Study for "Delia" in "The Return of Tibullus to Delia": 985

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Current Location: In storage


Elizabeth Siddal. Study for "Delia" in "The Return of Tibullus to Delia"


Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: Fairfax Murray; his Sale, Christie's, 30 Jan 1920 (part of lot 42); bought Carfax Gallery

Measurements and weight

Height: 222 mm
Width: 196 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920-03) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper, mounted on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: RA Exhibition, 1934
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Jan 30-20
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 985
Primary reference Number: 13357
Surtees: 62E
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 February 2023 Last processed: Thursday 2 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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