A Prayer (corrected fair copy, partial manuscript)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: A Prayer
Author: DGR
Date of composition: 1846
Type of Manuscript: corrected fair copy, partial manuscript
Note: The poem dates from 1846, but this manuscript was scripted in the mid-1860s, and corrected, probably, in late 1869.
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Delaware Art Museum, Bancroft Collection
Catalog Number: Box 22 no. 54
Note: Purchased from T. J. Wise in July 1927.

Physical Description

Paper: lined notebook paper, 20.7 x 16.3 cm

Scholarly Commentary


This is a fair copy with a few corrections, though the manuscript is truncated after the third stanza. The manuscript appears on the verso of the final page of the manuscript of “Jenny” in the Delaware Art Museum. The manuscript was produced sometime in the 1860s, though the corrections are likely to have been made later, in 1869.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 2-1846.delms.rad.xml
Copyright: Digital images courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection.