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John Robert Parsons 
Jane Morris, seated on divan, Three-quarter length 
1865-1890 
  
Albumen print, toned 
33 x 39 cm 
  
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 
Accession number: 1941P359.6 
  
 
LL/45920 
  
By John R. Parsons and Sir Emery Walker.
 
Curatorial notes © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
 
One of a set of photographs commissioned by Rossetti. As described by Julian Treuherz, Jane Morris had an extraordinary beauty, 'quite different from the Victorian ideal' which was not an invention,'even his late paintings, often described as exaggerated, are remarkably true to their original'.
 
For an analysis of this photograph: Juliet Hacking (ed.), 2012, Photography: The Whole Story, (Prestel), pp. 118-119 
 

 
  
 
  
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