Head of a Young Woman
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (London 1828 - Birchington 1882)
Art / Drawings and watercolours
Pastel on paper
475 x 365 mmOrder this image
Wightwick Manor, West Midlands (Accredited Museum)
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Pastel on paper (paper enlarged at the bottom), Head of a Young Woman by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (London 1828 - Birchington 1882), circa 1870. A portrait of young woman looking to left, eyes cast down, with red hair and wearing a white dress. This is one of the very large number of sensual portraits of beautiful women characteristic of Rossetti's later work (see also the portrait of Maria Zambaco WIG/ D/ 64). The woman has not been identified.
Purchased by Sir Geoffrey Mander, Sotheby's 2 July 1958, lot 23; transferred to the National Trust on the death of Sir Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander (1882-1962)
Marks and inscriptions
Frood and Dickenson label. Verso: Printed label on the reverse "This Drawing not being "set" it will require the greatest care if ever removed from its frame. D.G. ROSSETTI"
Makers and roles
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (London 1828 - Birchington 1882), artist
Surtees 1971 Virginia Surtees, The Paintings and Drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 - 1882). A Catalogue Raisonné, 2 vols., Oxford 1971, no. 579