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Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, seated at a window: 2147

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Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, seated at a window


Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (Draughtsman)


History note: ?John Ruskin; Miss Margaret Bell of Winnington School (according to Marillier, see below), her sale c. 1872, bt. Frederick Startridge Ellis (1830-1901 not identifiable at his sale of 1918); Charles Ricketts, R.A. (see Ricketts 'Self Portrait', p. 294)

Measurements and weight

Height: 234 mm
Width: 180 mm

Relative size of this object

18 m23.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Production date: AD 1854-06

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Materials used in production

Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite, rubbed perhaps with a stump and with some pen and Indian ink on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: hastings June 1854
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 194
  • Location: Backing paper
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 8 x 6 / 13 x 11 / 14 x 12
  • Location: Backing paper
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2147
Primary reference Number: 13377
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 31 October 2019 Last processed: Saturday 26 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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