Study for "The Duet"

Henry Treffry Dunn 1838-1899



13.75 x 14.75 inches

The Maas Gallery, London

After Dunn started working for him in 1867, Rossetti said: ‘The degree to which he has improved in copying my things is extraordinary, and I now perceive that he will prove most valuable to me.’ Dunn completed Rossetti’s unfinished paintings, and made very close replicas of others, so that today the work of master and assistant is sometimes indistinguishable. The model for this watercolour looks like WAS Benson, the designer and metalworker, who sat to Burne-Jones for the head of Pygmalion in The Soul Attains of 1875-78.