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Pencil Drawing - The Beloved - Study for the Black Girl

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P474
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1864c - 1865c

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti


One of the earlier studies before the artist decided on the final representation of the black boy. Rossetti nevertheless appears to return to the idea of short hair in his final painting.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Black History
Medium:Black chalk and pencil, on paper.


Height:431 mm
Width:355 mm