Proserpina (For a Picture) (Texas MS, Italian version)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Proserpina
Author: DGR
Date of composition: 1877
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Collation: 1 leaf, verso blank


Current Location: Harry Ransom Humanities Center, the University of Texas at Austin

Physical Description

Paper: white smooth paper unlined
Dimensions of Document: 7 1/16 x 4 1/2 inches

Scholarly Commentary


DGR wrote the two sonnets to accompany his painting, which dates from 1872, early in 1877, as his own note on the picture indicates. The Italian sonnet was written first, then the English version came as its translation.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 1a-1872.texms.rad.xml
Copyright: © Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin