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Pencil Drawing - The Blue Bower - Female Head Study

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1931P59
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1865 - 1865

Maker Information

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


This is thought to be a study for 'The Blue Bower' at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. In the past the model has been identified as Ruth Herbert, but is now considered to be Fanny Cornforth. There is also a second drawing, similar but more detailed, which was bought by George Price Boyce.

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Fanny Cornforth
Medium:Pencil on paper.

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Height:400 mm
Width:281 mm