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John Robert Parsons
Jane Morris, seated on divan, Three-quarter length
Albumen print, toned
33 x 39 cm
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Accession number: 1941P359.6
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