Thomas Woolner

1 portrait

Thomas Woolner, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1852 - NPG 3848 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Woolner

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
pencil, hexagonal, 1852
6 3/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (163 mm x 147 mm) overall
Purchased, 1953
Primary Collection
NPG 3848


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  • Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), Sculptor and poet. Sitter in 27 portraits, Artist associated with 23 portraits.

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  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Painter and poet. Artist associated with 22 portraits, Sitter in 29 portraits.

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Having failed to receive any major commissions, Woolner emigrated to Australia in July 1852 in the hope of making his fortune in the gold-fields.. This portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti was done shortly before Woolner sailed there.

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