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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.745
People
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, British (London, England 1828 - 1882 Birchington-on-Sea, England)
Title
Portrait Head of Jane Morris
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Portrait Head of Mrs. William Morris
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1865
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297576
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal with touches of black chalk on cream wove paper
Dimensions
42.7 x 35.3 cm (16 13/16 x 13 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: monogram / 1865
  • label: back of frame, brown ink: Study Mrs. Morris / 18--[?]
Provenance
Charles Fairfax Murray; acquired from him by Grenville L. Winthrop, 1909; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Surtees 368
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.745
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

William Sharp, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Macmillan and Co. (London, England, 1882), probably either no. 137 or 138, repr.

Arthur Symons, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Librairie artistique littéraire (Paris, 1910), repr. facing pg. 23

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), no. 70

Virginia Surtees, The Paintings and Drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882): A Catalogue Raisonné, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1971), no. 368

Virginia Surtees, "'Portrait Head of Jane Morris' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti", Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin (June 1977), 73, no. 317, pp. 12-17, p. 16 note 3

Virginia M. Allen, The Femme Fatale: Erotic Icon, Whitston Publishing Co (Troy, NY, 1983), fig. 2

Judith A. Neiswander, "Imaginative Beauty and Decorative Delight: Two American Collections of the Pre-Raphaelites", Apollo (March 1984), vol. CXIX, no. 265, fig. 10

Theresa Byington, "A Technical Study of Five Oil Paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1987), Unpublished, passim

Alicia Craig Faxon, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1989), pl. 259

Vincent Pomarède, "La Collection Winthrop: A la recherche de la beauté pure", L'Estampille/L'Objet d'art (April 2003), no. 379, pp. 34-45, repr. p. 38 (color)

Anne Bertrand, "Winthrop: le dessein d'une collection", L'Oeil (March 2003), no. 545, p. 44 and fig. 8 (color)

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 185, repr. (color)

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 185, repr.

Exhibition History

Paintings and Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/1946 - 06/01/1946

Portrait, Prospect and Poetry: British Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/11/1993 - 11/07/1993

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) 19th Century French Portrait Drawings, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/07/2009 - 08/30/2009

32Q: 2130 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/03/2016 - 11/16/2016

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