The Virgin Mary, Auchinleck Manuscript

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: [Untitled]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1847
Type of Manuscript: holograph fair copy
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: DGR
Collation: 1 page


Current Location: Library of the South African National Gallery

Physical Description

Paper: pale blue unlined
Dimensions of Document: 8 3/4 x 7 in
Other Physical Features: On the reverse of the manuscript is a copy of “The Lady's Lament”.

Scholarly Commentary


As WMR's pencil note along the right margin of the manuscript indicates, this early work suggests that the poem on the reverse, “The Lady's Lament”, may have been drafted sometime in 1847. It could belong to 1848, however.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 15-1847.sangms.rad.xml
Copyright: Published with the permission of Iziko Museums of Cape Town