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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1893), Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) [?], Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), David Scott, R.S.A. (1806-1849), William Bell Scott (1811-1890) Maria Stillman (1844-1927), John Polidori (1795-1821), William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), and Oliver Madox brown (1855-1874)

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Lots 26-35 The follow lots are from the collection of a descendant of Lucy Madox Brown and W.M. Rossetti (who married in 1874). Lucy Madox Brown was the daughter of Ford Madox Brown and William Michael Rossetti was the brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. All of the drawings except lot 30, which is framed, were previously housed in one folio. We are grateful to Mrs Virginia Surtees, Angela Thirwell and Mary Rossetti Rutterford for their help in preparing this catalogue.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1893), Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) [?], Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), David Scott, R.S.A. (1806-1849), William Bell Scott (1811-1890) Maria Stillman (1844-1927), John Polidori (1795-1821), William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), and Oliver Madox brown (1855-1874)

Study of a knight in armour, inscribed 'Lord Marmion'(illustrated) ; Study for the love filtre; Study for Buondelmonte's Bride; Study of a gorilla from a verbal description; Study of furniture at the Angel Inn, Corbridge, near Hopham; Head study of Cathy Rossetti, née Madox Brown; and Studies of a horse's head

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1893), Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) [?], Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), David Scott, R.S.A. (1806-1849), William Bell Scott (1811-1890) Maria Stillman (1844-1927), John Polidori (1795-1821), William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), and Oliver Madox brown (1855-1874) Study of a knight in armour, inscribed 'Lord Marmion'(illustrated) ; Study for the love filtre; Study for Buondelmonte's Bride; Study of a gorilla from a verbal description; Study of furniture at the Angel Inn, Corbridge, near Hopham; Head study of Cathy Rossetti, née Madox Brown; and Studies of a horse's head eleven with inscriptions by William Michael Rossetti five pencil; one pencil and watercolour; two pencil and watercolour with gum arabic; one pen and brown ink; one black chalk, heightened with touches of white, on grey paper, unframed 12¾ x 103/8 in. (32.5 x 26.3 cm.); and smaller; and three pen and ink studies of childrens heads; and Figures watching a boat departing. (15)
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Lucy Madox Brown and her husband William Michael Rossetti and by descent.
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Please note the penultimate drawing in this lot is of Cathy Madox Brown, and there are 15 items in this lot and not 14 as stated in the catalogue.

Please note that the drawing of a horses head should be catalogued as 'Attributed to William Holman Hunt' and not fully attributed as stated in the catalogue.

Lot Essay

This small collection of studies includes drawings by friends of the Rossetti family. David Scott was the brother of William Bell Scott about whom William Michael Rossetti: commented 'a painter of much superior mark [to W.B. Scott] ... some of whose ideal and historical inventions were better known to us and sincerely admired' (see W.M. Rossetti, op. cit., vol. 2, p. 396).

John Polidori was William Michael Rossetti's maternal uncle. He was Byron's travelling physician and author of The Vampyre, 1819, a Gothic horror story that became a best seller and was turned into an opera by Heinrich Marschner. W.M. Rossetti edited The Diary of Dr John William Polidori, published in 1911.

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