Two Ladies with Fans

Alternately titled: Preliminary Study for The Salutation of Beatrice

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1848 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil and gouache on heavy-duty, yellow-gray card stock
Dimensions: 18.7 x 17.2 cm
Note: On the reverse of this sheet is a drawing of a fifteenth or sixteenth-century lamp, complete with a description by DGR. There is also a note by WMR, which identifies the writing and the date of the image: “Gabriel's handwriting c/48.”

Production Description

Production Date: 1848 (circa)

Scholarly Commentary


This work may be a preliminary study for The Salutation of Beatrice, painted in 1859. The composition most closely resembles the left-hand compartment of the finished pen and ink drawing, dated earlier in the decade.


Two Ladies with Fans
Copyright: ©Robin Alston
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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