Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 236-237.◦
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 170 (no. 343).
James Leathart (1820-1895) was a Newcastle lead manufacturer and patron of the PRB whom DGR met through William Bell Scott in 1857, when Leathart expressed a desire to acquire a DGR picture. He eventually purchased (in 1859)
A Christmas Carol. This portrait of his wife was
done in December 1862 and sent to Leathart in January (see DGR's comments on the picture in his letters to Leathart during January 1863,
Fredeman, Correspondence, 63. 10, 14, 16, 20, 22