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Chalk Drawing - Head of a young Woman

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1946P89
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1874 - 1874

Maker Information

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


The sitter of this drawing has not been satisfactorily identified. There had been a suggestion that it was May Morris but this has since been disputed (see correspondence in the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery archive file). This was one of at least four works by Rossetti in the possession of Joseph Toynbee by 1879; his daughter, Grace Coleridge Toynbee, was the donor's mother, having married Percy Frankland, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham.

Presented by Edward P. Frankland, in memory of his mother, 1946.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Red and black chalk on green paper.

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Height:675 mm
Width:540 mm