A Song and Music

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: A Song & Music
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1849
Type of Manuscript: corrected fair copy
Collation: 1 page
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Duke University Library
Catalog Number: Rossetti Writings III. Fragment

Physical Description

Paper: white unlined
Watermark: B & H

Dimensions of Document: 4 3/8 x 5 5/8 in.

Scholarly Commentary


This is an interesting early manuscript fragment, not least for the material on the verso. The epitaphs for Blake and Shakespeare were clearly written in the same spirit as his earlier epitaph on Keats , and all indicate DGR's desire in the late 1840s to identify himself with a certain set of English precursors.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 44-1849.dukems.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the Special Collections Library, Duke University