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Portrait studies of Olivia Rossetti Agresti Image 1

Portrait studies of Olivia Rossetti Agresti

Graphite on paper between hinged mats with framing lines in black and brown ink
Credit Line
Gift of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2015
9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.

Description & Inscriptions

[top right caption in graphite]: "The Blessed Damozel looked / down / from the gold bar of Heaven"; [middle right caption in graphite]: [illegible]; [bottom left caption in graphite]: England / speaks; [below framing lines at left in graphite]: Mme. Rossetti Agresti; [below framing lines at right in red ink]: stamped signature
Oakley paraphrases Dante Gabriel Rossetti's poem "The Beautiful Damozel" at the top of the drawing.


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