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Study of Fanny Cornforth, asleep on a chaise-longue

Dante Gabriel Rossetti1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

In this powerful drawing Fanny Cornforth (1835 – 1906), one of Dante Gabriel Rosetti’s favorite models and longtime companion, lays on a chaise-longue, her head cradled by her hand and floral cushions. Rosetti likely captured this unguarded moment at his home, using graphite to casually render her serene face and flowing hair.

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