After the French Liberation of Italy

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: On the French Liberation of Italy, 1859
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1859?
Type of Manuscript: fair copy with corrections
Collation: 1 small leaf
Note: One of DGR's visiting cards, with a note on the back, is gathered with this manuscript.


Current Location: British Library, Ashley Collection
Catalog Number: Ashley B1417

Physical Description

Paper: A scrap of cream laid paper
Watermark: J Allen [ ] / Extra [ ]
Dimensions of Document: 11.5 x 18 cm


  • Burnett, The Ashley Cataloguep. 84.

Scholarly Commentary


This is an early manuscript copy of the sonnet with a particularly interesting variant reading in line 3. This poem is housed in the British Library's Ashley collection along with an autograph fair copy of “ Autumn Song”. In addition to the two poems, this catalog number also contains one of DGR's visiting cards, with a note that reads, "B. Morris— Please answer the inquiries put by Mr. Watts & I will meet any engagement he makes. D. G. Rossetti." The three documents do not seem to have any significant relation to each other.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 1-1859.blms.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library