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Pencil Drawing - The Blessed Damozel - Study for one of the Pairs of Lovers

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P492
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1876c - 1876c

Maker Information

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


A study for one of the couples in the background of the Blessed Damozel. This particular group appears in the left background of the 1875-78 version of the painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, comissioned by William Graham. There is also a version of the painting in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (1875-79). The work is based on a poem, 'The Blessed Damozel', by Rossetti. Rossetti is here seen to be making pencil revisions to teh back nof the male figure.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil and black chalk with red chalk on pale green paper, framing margin.

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Height:230 mm
Width:275 mm