Narrative Fragment (draft manuscript)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: [Untitled]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1850?
Type of Manuscript: holograph pencil draft
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: DGR
Collation: verso blank


Current Location: Library of the South African National Gallery

Physical Description

Paper: pale blue wove, unruled
Dimensions of Document: 4 x 3 1/4 in

Scholarly Commentary


The small 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 date is conjectural, but the similarity of the paper to other works that we know date from around 1849-1850 is, if not decisive, at least reasonably compelling.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 29-1850.sangms.rad.xml
Copyright: Published with permission of Iziko Museums of Cape Town