Woman in Yellow

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)


Watercolour on paper

Frame: 585 x 494 x 50 mm; support: 406 x 305

Collection: Tate

Bequeathed by Beresford Rimington Heaton, 1940

Reference: N05233

The model for this watercolour was Annie Miller, with whom Rossetti had had an affair before her engagement to William Holman Hunt had ended (see Amor 141-42). [Commentary continues below; mouse over the text for links.]

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Benerjee. The photograph was taken at the "Pre-Raphaelite Sisters" exhibition by kind permission of the National Portrait Gallery (see bibliography). [Click on the image to enlarge it.]