'Christina Rossetti', Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Coloured chalks on paper, dated 1877, 38.7 x 29.8cm, Private collection, courtesy of Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London
Like the double portrait of Christina and Frances, this was among the drawings made at Herne Bay in 1877.
By this date, Christina had published a substantial body of poetry, including the two volumes designed by her brother. Her correspondence with her brother shows that the two constantly helped and advised one another on their poetic work.