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Portrait drawing - Louisa, wife of Murray Marks
  • Louisa, wife of Murray Marks
    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882
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Louisa, wife of Murray Marks

  • Object:

    Portrait drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1868 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    red chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs. M. L. Milsted.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 80, box L

Physical description

Red chalk drawing of Louisa Marks, a portrait head facing half-right, her hair drawn back and flowing over her left shoulder, exposing her neck. She wears a double-bead pendant earring.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1868 (made)


Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, born 1828 - died 1882 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

red chalk


Height: 14 in, Width: 9.75 in

Object history note

This drawing was bequeathed by Mrs M.L. Milsted, wife of Penryn Milsted, who was the daughter of Louisa Marks, the sitter.

Descriptive line

Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Portrait of Louisa, wife of Murray Marks. Head facing half right. Red chalk, 1868.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1950, London: HMSO, 1962.
G.C. Williamson, Murray Marks and his friends, London, 1919


Red chalk; Paper




Portraits; Drawings; Jewellery; Hair and hairstyles


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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