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Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, reading: 2155

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Titles

Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, reading

Maker(s)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (Draughtsman)

Notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 242 mm
Width: 290 mm

Relative size of this object

29 m24.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1854-06-02

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite
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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 31 October 2019 Last processed: Friday 25 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, reading" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/13390 Accessed: 2022-05-17 21:40:27

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