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The Carter Children

Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

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Henry Treffry Dunn was born in Truro and studied at Heatherley's. He was recommended as studio assistant to Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Walter Howel Deverell, a position he held for 20 years. After Rossetti's death Dunn fell into poverty and alcoholism, but he was rescued by the charitable Clara Watts-Dunton, who looked after him at The Pines in Putney, as she had done with Swinburne.

Royal Cornwall Museum



oil on canvas


H 96.5 x W 125 cm

Accession number

TRURI : 1946.67

Acquisition method

gift, 1946

Work type


Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ England

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