The Roseleaf

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1870
Model: Jane Burden Morris


◦ Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni, 42.

◦ Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 157.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 122 (no. 215).

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 2, plate 309.

◦ Wood, Drawings of DGR, 39 (plate X).

Scholarly Commentary


In The Roseleaf, DGR envisions Jane Burden Morris as the pensive, enigmatic figure of contemporaneous pictures like Perlascura and Reverie. This portrait is influenced by the series of photographs taken by John Parsons, for which DGR thoughtfully positioned Jane. In the photographs, her hair-style and dress are nearly identical to that in this drawing.

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