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Pencil Drawing - Woman combing her Hair, Fanny Cornforth

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P416
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1864 - 1864

Maker Information

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


This is one of a group of toilette scenes by Rossetti dating to the 1860s and demonstrating the influence of Titian's ' Woman with a Mirror'. Beginning in 1859 with 'Bocca Baciata' (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Rossetti began to develop a series of paintings (in watercolour as well as oil) of half-length female figures, often with little or no specific subject. The model for this drawing was Fanny Cornforth. A watercolour version of this subject followed, now in a private collection.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Portrait Hair
Medium:Pencil on paper.

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Height:385 mm
Width:373 mm