'Jane Burden', Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Portrait drawing of a young woman

Pencil on paper, dated 1857, 47.6 x 33cm, The Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor)

Rossetti's earliest drawings of Jane Burden, before her marriage, already display the characteristic features of his later images of her: the abundant, wavy hair, full lips, soulful expression and the inclination of the head and neck.