The Skeleton in Armour

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1857-58 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Technique: pen, India ink and wash on pale buff paper
Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.
Signature: DGR
Other production information determined from the object: An illegible line is written in pencil above the waves and ship.
Note: Initials on lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1857-58 (circa)
Exhibition History: Hampshire House Social Club, Hammersmith, 1909 (no.177), but titled Sir Patrick Spens


Current Location: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Catalog Number: 1427
Archival History: Mrs. Thomas Ayres; Sir Sydney Cockerell; Fairfax Murray; then sold to J. R. Holliday; J. R. Holliday Bequest (1927)

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The Skeleton in Armour
Subject: Illustration to the ballad by Longfellow.
Copyright: ©Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 150.
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