Rossetti drawing found in Edinburgh bookshop to go on display

November 26, 2018

Rossettis unsung beauty in spotlight | News The preparatory drawing for his oil painting Pia de Tolomei, produced late on in his career in 1868, depicts one of the artists favourite models, Alexa Wilding, a dressmaker he discovered when he saw her walking on the Strand in London and was captivated by her flowing auburn hair.