[Rossetti, Dante Gabriel- Autograph Letter] Re: Henry Taylor and Mentioning Ruth Hebert (model)
by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Three pages on thin onion skin paper (see description), 1858. Addressee not named, but not someone unknown to Rossetti. "July 13, /58. My Dear Sir, Pray accept the photograph which I am sending you to-day. I wish it were a better impression. The lines you will probably remember, are by Henry Taylor. I wanted till after the benefit, that I might report it. It was nearly a "decifer," I am glad to say, and your kind efforts bore fruit in more than one direction. Let me thank you from Miss Herbert as well as from myself. Will you excuse this wretched scrap of paper, which is all I can find- and believe me, Dear Sir, Yours sincerely, DG Rossetti." Henry Taylor was a contemporary dramatist and poet, a man of letters who was admired by the Rossetti family. Ruth Herbert, well-known stage actress, was a major early model for Rossetti, who first posed for him in a painting in 1858, the year of this letter. Near fine: a rare survival, given the fragile nature of the onion skin paper which Rossetti used, out of necessity. (Inventory #: 3039)
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