My Lady Greensleeves

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 12 x 7 in.
Signature: monogram
Note: Monogram is inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1859
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C., 1883, (no.22); Whitechapel, 1948, (no.72); Newcastle, 1971, (no.34); R.A., 1973, (no.152)


Current Location: British Museum
Catalog Number: 1954-5-8-1
Archival History: George Rae (£105); Rev. Edward Hale; Rev. Stuart A. Donaldson; Cecil French; British Museum

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My Lady Greensleeves
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Included Text

Greensleeves is my Heart of Gold,

And who but my Lady Greensleeves?
Note: Lines of poetry are inscribed in the upper right corner with a few bars of music and two lines from the old ballad.


  1. image

    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , facing 102.
  2. image

    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 168.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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