Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chalk version of Silence 1870

Sold from DGR's studio during an illness without his knowledge by Murray Marks to Aldam Heaton in 1872; Bought back by DGR and sold to Charles Rowley in 1876 for £210

Portrait of Jane Morris seated, almost three-quarter length, holding a branch of peaches in her left hand and drawing a curtain with her right, inscribed 'SILENCE' in the the top left corner and with the artist's monogram at lower right

black and red chalk

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