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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, British (London, England 1828 - 1882 Birchington-on-Sea, England)
Head of Wilfred Robert John Hawtrey, aged 18 months (study for "The Blessed Damozel")
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Black chalk on pale green wove paper
40.9 x 29.2 cm (16 1/8 x 11 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: monogram, 1876


Recorded Ownership History
Presumably the Rev. H.C. Hawtrey (1820-1906; father of the sitter) and family, including Henry Hawtrey (1882-1961). [P. Polak] sold; through [Christie's, London, June 8, 1962, lot 13], sold to [Matthiesen, London], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1963

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
Surtees 244F

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gifts for Special Uses Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. 15
  • Virginia Surtees, The Paintings and Drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882): A Catalogue Raisonné, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1971), no. 244F, pl. 359
  • Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 98, n.p., pl. 98, repr.
  • Maria Teresa Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Casa Editrice G. C. Sansoni (Florence, Italy, 1984), under no. 471
  • Maria Teresa Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charta (Milan, 1998), under no. 471

Exhibition History

  • European Master Drawing of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979
  • Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) #2: The Past and the Present: British Art of the 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/26/2010 - 01/08/2011

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