Rossetti Archive Textual Transcription
Document Title: Silence. For a Design
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of Composition: 1877
Type of Manuscript: draft
full Rossetti Archive record for this transcribed document is available.
Manuscript Addition: 22
Editorial Description: Unknown notation in upper right corner, possibly by WMR
In an antique representation
has in one hand the
fruit of peach
Silence—the fruit being
held to resemble the
& the leaf
the human tongue.
With the other hand
the opening of a
suspended in her
Note: The text on this page is WMR's note to the ekphrasis on the previous page. It is
written along the right margin of this page. The printed text on the reverse side, and
visible as bleed through on the present page, gives the name and address of a frame
maker, [Freder?]ick Bartram of Euston Square, London.
Gabriel's writing must apply to his design “Silence”.
Transcription Gap: printed matter (text is a frame maker's invoice)
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: By permission of the Special Collections Library, Duke University