Medium: Oil on paper mounted on wood panel
Dimensions: 14 3/4 × 13 1/2 in. (37.5 × 34.3 cm)
frame: 23 1/8 × 22 in. (58.7 × 55.9 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
About: Rossetti painted the still life in the foreground of this painting while under the tutelage of Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893). The female figure in the background was probably added in the 1860s. Her facial features suggest it is Fanny Cornforth, a model who was “discovered” in 1856 while Rossetti and others were attending the London city-wide fete celebrating the return of Florence Nightingale from the Crimean War.
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