For the Benefit of Miss Herbert

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1858 July 12
Model: Ruth Herbert


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 209-210 (no. 599).

Scholarly Commentary


This collection consists of three drawings mounted upon a single page, with another drawing on the verso. The first drawing is circular, and depicts three women in profile, with Ruth Herbert at the center. The second drawing shows a number of figures assembled around Miss Herbert, perhaps at a concert. Partially cut off is Rossetti's dedication written below this sketch, “For the Benefit of Miss Herbert July 12/58.” The third drawing, located at the base of the sheet, is another roundel, similar to the first. Finally, on the back of the sheet is a drawing of three swans.

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