Writing on the Sand

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1858 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown ink and pencil
Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.
Note: Note on back by Lady Dalrymple: “Study for a picture”. “Sketch by D.G. Rossetti”.

Production Description

Production Date: 1858 (circa)
Model: Elizabeth Siddal
Note: Elizabeth Siddal may have been the model for the woman.


Current Location: Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, Bart.
Archival History: Lady Dalrymple; Descended to her great grandson, Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, Bart.

Scholarly Commentary

Production History

Drawing is torn and the sides are uneven.



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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 166.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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