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Pen and Ink Drawing - Portrait Sketch of Eliza Harriet Polidori

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P248
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1852c - 1852c

Maker Information

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


This is a sketch of one of Rossetti's two aunts. She wears a severe quaker-type bonnet which is relieved by fur lining. The Polidoris became Anglicans on their move to London. There is a larger and more finished drawing of the same sitter in the same pose in a private collection (Surtees, no. 411).

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Brown pen and Indian ink on paper.

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Height:117 mm
Width:100 mm