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Portrait of the Artist: 683

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Portrait of the Artist


Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (Draughtsman)


History note: Given by the artist to C.A. Howell, in recognition of his services in recovering the MS book of his poems from his wife's grave; C.A. Howell sold it to Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 129 mm
Width: 115 mm

Relative size of this object

11.5 m12.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909-07) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD/CE 1855-09-20

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and Indian ink and brown ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sept 20, 1855
  • Location: Lower right
  • Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: 683
Primary reference Number: 13345
Surtees: 436
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021 Last processed: Thursday 16 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-07 09:38:31

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