Venus Verticordia (corrected copy with alternate readings, British Library)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Venus Verticordia
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1868 or 1869
Type of Manuscript: Fair copy with some corrections and alternate readings.
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: British Library
Catalog Number: Ashley 3845

Physical Description

Paper: unlined white laid paper
Watermark: none
Dimensions of Document: 21.9 x 17.7cm

Scholarly Commentary


The text shows that this manuscript was almost certainly written either in 1868 or early in 1869. The text follows closely the version of the first printed text as it appeared in the Notes on the Royal Academy Exhibition in 1868. But DGR here begins to open the poem to the variants that would eventually establish themselves in the texts publshed in 1870 and 1881.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 4-1868.blms.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library