La Pia de' Tolomei, design

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown ink on handmade lined note paper with undated watermark
Dimensions: entire drawing: 22 x 18.2 cm, sketch 5.5 cm square
Note: This drawing appears on the same page as an initial design for The Token WMR's inscription appears at lower right: “By Gabriel 1868.” The inscription on verso, clearly visible in show through, is not recorded or reproduced by Fredeman.

Production Description

Production Date: 1868

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La Pia de' Tolomei, design
Copyright: ©Robin Alston

Included Text

La Pia fingering her ring—rushes, water and the foot of a castle seen in the mirror. Yellow iris in a glass in the foreground. Little mirrors all round the large one, with the same reflection.
Note: This drawing, with its accompanying inscription, occupies the left and center of the page.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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