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Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, reading: 2155

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Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, reading


Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: ?John Ruskin; Miss Margaret Bell of Winnington School, from whom obtained in 1872 by Fredercik Startridge Ellis (1830-1901) (according to Marillier, 1899); bt. Charles Ricketts; Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 242 mm
Width: 290 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1854-06-02

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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 2. 1854
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2155
Primary reference Number: 13390
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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