Venus with Two Doves

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1870
Sources of the Work:
Pictorial Object: Venus with 2 Doves
Artist: DGR
Other Information: Sold at Duke's, 12 April 2012 (lot 160, Catalogue 56-47.) The dating of the picture issupplied by WMR in the presentation label to Effie Ritchie that accompanies the picture. The title, however, is written by DGR on the drawing.

Scholarly Commentary


The drawing was first exposed to public notice in its sale at Duke's in April 2012, where it was offered at auction with two other previously unknown drawings: Eighteenth Centry Ladies Meeting (1849) and Lady Having her Hair Combed Out (1855). The three drawings were gifted by WMR in 1905 to Effie Ritchie (nee Stillman) (1871-1911), the daughter of Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), who sat for several of DGR's pictures.

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