Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti
1828-1882
Woman Attendant
Black chalk, gray and red chalk in lower half, with white chalk, on two pieces of light gray paper mounted on cardboard.
31 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches (796 x 420 mm)
Bequest of Caroline Newton.
1975.31
Inscription: 

Signed by the artist with monogram in black chalk at bottom left.

Provenance: 
Caroline Newton.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. 289.

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Watermark: none visible through lining.
Study for the painting "Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice", ca. 1870-71, now at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
This drawing came in a frame believed to have been designed for it by Rossetti.

Associated names: 

Newton, Caroline, 1893- former owner.

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