Before the Battle

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 16 5/8 x 11 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1858
Note: Monogram and date in lower right corner.

Production Description

Production Date: 1858
Exhibition History: Romantic Tendencies in 19th century painting, Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts, 1933 (no.15); Early English Water-colours, Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, 1934; Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his circle, University of Kansas Museum of Art, 1958; American Federation of Arts, Travelling Exhibition, 1962-63; Indianapolis and Huntington Hartford, 1964 (no.56); Victorian Artists in England , National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1965 (no.116); R.A., 1973 (no.151)


Current Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalog Number: 12.1164
Purchase Price: £50
Archival History: Charles E. Norton; by descent to Sarah Norton; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since November 1912

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Before the Battle
Copyright: ©Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 100.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 148.
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