May Margaret
Date: 1865-1866
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 17 1/4 × 11 1/4 in. (43.8 × 28.6 cm) frame: 26 5/8 × 20 3/8 in. (67.6 × 51.8 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-32
About: Although not an original member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Frederick Sandys shared the group’s predilection for red-haired women. The model for May Margaret may be either Sandys’ common law wife, Mary, or her sister, Millie. While many of the models whose faces look out from Pre-Raphaelite paintings are unnamed, the “type” of beauty they share is unmistakable.
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