Alexa Wilding Holding an Apple
Alexa Wilding Holding an Apple

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The subject appeared in Rossetti's Monna Vanna, 1866, in Tate Britain. Henry Treffry Dunn, Rossetti's studio assistant said of the sitter that she possesses, 'a lovely face, beautifully moulded in every feature, full of quiescent, soft mystical repose that suited his (Rossetti's) conceptions admirably, but without any variety of expression. She sat like the Sphynx waiting to be questioned and with always a vague reply in return.'

National Trust, Wightwick Manor

Wolverhampton

Title

Alexa Wilding Holding an Apple

Date

1866

Medium

coloured chalk on two horizontally joined sheets of pale blue paper

Measurements

H 60.4 x W 42.8 cm

Accession number

771550

Acquisition method

gifted by anonymous donor, 2004

Work type

Drawing

Signature/marks description

monogrammed and dated

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Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 8EE England

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