Con Manto d'Oro, etc.

Alternately titled: With Golden Mantle, etc.
Alternately titled: Robe d'Or, etc.
Alternately titled: A Golden Robe, etc.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1867 June
Rhyme: aa
Meter: iambic tetrameter
Genre: couplet

Scholarly Commentary


DGR wrote the lines in June 1867 for a picture he was doing of Frederick Leyland's wife (see his letter to Leyland of 18 June 1867, Fredeman, Correspondence, 67. 85 ).

DGR's translation is adapted from a triplet by Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494). Rossetti translated the lines into English, and then appears to have re-translated it into French, and then translated the French into yet another English version.

Textual History: Composition

Copies of Poliziano's text and DGR's translation(s) are in two notebooks, both at Duke: notebook one (which has a different second copy) and notebook three.

Printing History

First published by WMR in 1911, where an inference might be drawn that the Italian original was written by Rossetti.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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