Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Compenso
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1869
Type of Manuscript: holograph fair copy
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Duke University Library
Catalog Number: Rossetti Miscellaneous Manuscripts VIII

Physical Description

Paper: white unlined
Dimensions of Document: 7 1/16 x 4 in.
Other Physical Features: The sonnet is on a half sheet of paper.

Scholarly Commentary


This manuscript resides in the Duke University Library, along with a text of its companion sonnet, “Disio”. Both texts were originally in a black bordered envelope, which is also in the library. A note by DGR on the back of the envelope reads: “Italian Sonnet in [?] to one a letter/ of mine! in Italian”. On the front of the envelope is a note by WMR with a conjecture as to dating: “?65 Italian Sonnets/ of Gabriel's”.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 48-1869.dukems.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the Special Collections Library, Duke University