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Chalk Tracing - Regina Cordium (The Queen of Hearts)

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P257
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1860 - 1860

Maker Information

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


This is a tracing in reverse for a portrait of Elizabeth Siddal. The Latin title Regina Cordium is here translated as 'The Queen of Hearts', a tribute to Siddal at the time of her marriage to Rossetti. Rossetti made further versions of the painting, the original in Johannesburg Art Gallery.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Allegory Portrait Elizabeth Siddal
Medium:Tracing in red chalk on paper.

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Height:201 mm
Width:190 mm