The Salutation of Beatrice (prose description)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: The Salutation of Beatrice
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1880
Type of Manuscript: holograph copy (pencil)
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: DGR
Collation: verso blank


Current Location: Mark Samuels Lasner
Note: This manuscript is preserved in a folder with two others associated with pictures by DGR: a prose description of La Pia and a prose description of The Day-Dream , all three of which were sold as a single lot by Anderson Galleries in the William Harris Arnold sale.

Physical Description

Paper: white wove, ruled, smooth finish
Watermark: J ALLEN & SONS

Dimensions of Document: 8 7/8 in x 7 1/16 in
Other Physical Features: leaf torn from one of DGR's typical notebooks

Scholarly Commentary


The manuscript gives DGR's prose description of DGR's late (not quite completed) picture The Salutation of Beatrice .

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Mark Samuels Lasner