details of the background and foreground of The Bower Meadow, 1850-72 Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Rossetti painted the background in 1850 and the main part of the painting in 1871-2, it is probable that the first detail is from the earlier period and the bottom the later, I am unsure when the figure in yellow was painted, it could have been painted in the 70s to compete the composition

a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite

a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite:

La Ghirlandata and the unfinished counterpart.

In 1873 D.G Rossetti produced The Drawing, Chalk and Oil Painting La Ghirlandada with Alexa Wilding modelling for the central figure and May Morris for the cherubs. According to Virginia Surtees Rossetti planned another painting that would act as a companion to the oil painting, the pen and brown ink sketch, made two years later, shows his plans for this painting, the model is Jane Morris.

a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite

a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite:

Portraits of Jane Morris from the National Portrait Gallery London.

1865, John Robert Parsons.
Drawing by D.G Rossetti, 1861 and photographed by Lewis Carroll in 1863.
1865, John Robert Parsons.
1898, Emery Walker. (three Photographs)
1900, Harry F. Phillips.
1905, unknown photographer.
Late 1900, unknown photographer.