The Gate of Memory

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1864
Other production information determined from the object: Inscribed with title.
Note: Monogram in lower right corner and title in lower left corner.

Production Description

Production Date: 1857
Exhibition History: R.A., 1883 (no.357); New Gallery, 1897 (no.30); Tate, 1923 (no.49); Pictures collected by Yale alumni, Yale University, 1956 (no.210)
Repainting: 1864
The work was partly repainted in 1864, when the title and new date were added.


Current Location: The Makins Collection
Catalog Number: 79789
Archival History: Ernest Gambart; Sold at the Christie's Gambart sale of April 1, 1871, as lot 196 for £32. 11 s; Rev. Moncure Daniel Conway; Humphrey Roberts; Mrs. Alexander Constantine Ionides; Bought from Agnew by Janet Camp Troxell in 1953; The Makins Collection

Scholarly Commentary


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The Gate of Memory
Copyright: © The Maas Gallery, London, UK and Bridgeman Art Library


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    Wood, Drawings of DGR , plate xl.
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    Radford, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 8.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 82.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 136.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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