Wednesday 14 May 2014

Surtees Collection

Think you recognize her? Well, you don't. This isn't Dante Gabriel Rossetti's famous muse Jane Morris, but her daughter May Morris. Rossetti's triple portrait of May is known as Rosa Triplex or The Triple Rose. Rossetti scholar Virginia Surtees bought the painting in 1951 for £285. It is now worth an estimated £700,000 - £1,000,000. Now aged 97, Virginia Surtees is selling her collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings. The Surtees Collection comes up for grabs in Christie's London sale of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art on 17 June. CLICK for a larger image and more information.


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