Ruth Herbert

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1858-1859
Model: Louisa Ruth Herbert Crabbe


◦ Lady Burne-Jones, Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones, I. 187.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 169 (no. 335).

Scholarly Commentary


Lady Burne-Jones described this (now untraced) picture as “a small water-colour made by Gabriel of her, radiant in golden hair,—just the head and throat on an emerald-green background —and deeply did we feel the tribute rendered to her beauty when we read the names which he had written around the four sides of the picture: BEATRICE HELEN GUENEVERE HERBERT”. For further comment on Ruth Herbert and DGR see what may have been the first drawing he made of her.

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