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Pencil Drawing - The Beloved - Study of a Female Head

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1931P58
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1865

Maker Information

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


In this study, executed during the same period as 'The Blue Bower', Rossetti shows his continuing interest in models who are physically strong, but at the same time maintain a degree of aloofness and mysticism. The model for this drawing is thought to be Ruth Herbert.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Female Portrait Ruth Herbert
Medium:Pencil on paper.


Height:423 mm
Width:314 mm