Sonnet (to Dante Alighieri). He conceives of some Compensation in Death

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: [Untitled]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: holograph draft
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 x 4 3/4 in

Scholarly Commentary


This draft of DGR's translation was begun in pencil (the first five lines) and then finished in ink.

The manuscript is among a cache of materials originally in the possession of WMR and after that of John Robert Wahl. They finally passed into the library of the South African National Gallery.

Textual History: Composition

The composition date is almost certainly 1848—in any case, before 1850.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Published with the permission of Iziko Museums of Cape Town