Jane Morris: Study for "Mariana"

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British, London 1828–1882 Birchington-on-Sea)

Red, brown, off-white and black chalks on tan paper; four sheets butt-joined (and slightly tented)
sheet: 35 3/4 x 30 3/4 in. (90.8 x 78.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Jessie Lemont Trausil, 1947
Accession Number:
  • Secondary Titles

    Mrs. William Morris

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed with monogram and dated at lower right: "DGR/1868"

  • Provenance

    Mrs. William Morris ; Aglaia Ionides Coronio, by 1882 to her death 1906sale, London, Hampton's, Nov. 21, 1906, no. 510, 220.10.0 GBP; Hampton's (auction house) (London), Nov. 21, 1906, lot. 510; sold for £220.10; Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London), 1906-8, bought at the preceding; Mrs. Philip Barbour, bought from the preceding; Donor: Jessie Lemont Trausil , 1947

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Surtees 1971, I, pp. 121-22, cat. 213A

  • References

    Edvige Schulte Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Vita, arte, poesia. Liguori, Naples, 1986.

    Stephen Wildman, Bunkamura Museum of Art Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828–1882. Tokyo Shimbun, Tokyo, 1990.

    Maria Teresa Benedetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Sansoni, Florence, 1984.

    Sarah Phelps Smith, University of Pittsburgh Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Flower Imagery and the Meaning of His Painting. 1978.

    Maria Teresa Benedetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Edizioni Charta, Milan, 1998, cat. no. 361, p. 286 (not illustrated).

    Julian Treuherz, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Edwin Becker Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Thames & Hudson, 2003, cat. no. 141, fig. 64, pp. 92, 94 (related oil painting, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums).

    Katharine Baetjer British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575–1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2009, cat. no. 133, pp. 277-80, ill.

    Maryan Wynn Ainsworth, Jane Bayard, Susan P. Casteras Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Double Work of Art. Ex. cat.: Yale University Art Gallery, September 23–November 14. 1976, fig. no. 18, p. 15, ill.

    H. C. Marillier Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Illustrated Memorial of His Art and Life. George Bell and Sons, London, 1899.

    Oswald Doughty, John Robert Wahl Letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1965.

    William Sharp Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Record and a Study. Macmillan, London, 1882.

    William Michael Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti: His Family-Letters. Ellis and Elvey, London, 1895.

    Susan P. Casteras, Yale University Art Gallery Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Double Work of Art The Double Vision in Portraiture. New Haven, 1976.

    Maria Teresa Benedetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti: disegni. La Nuova Italia Editrice La Nuova Italia, Florence, 1982.

    Virginia Surtees The Paintings and Drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882): A Catalogue Raisonné. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1971.

    Evelyn Waugh Rossetti: His Life and Works. Duckworth & Co. Duckworth, London, 1975.

    William Sharp Dante Gabriel Rossetti, A Record and a Study. London, 1882, Chronological list, no. 185 as: "Lady at a Window".

    Henry Currie Marillier, George Bell & Sons Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life. London, 1899, pp. 149, 158, 261 [2nd ed., abridged and rev., 1901, p. 110].

    Anne Carlisle English Drawings: XIX Century. Hyperion Press, New York, [1950], p. 88, ill.

    Virginia Surtees The Paintings and Drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Catalogue Raisonné. Oxford University Press, 2 vols., Oxford, 1971, cat. no. 231A, vol. I, pp. 121-122, vol. II, pl. 304.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History