Sweet Tooth

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1862-64 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 12 in.
Other production information determined from the object: Title, name of artist and date: ‘January 1859’, are inscribed on the back of the picture in an unknown hand.

Production Description

Production Date: 1862-64 (circa)
Exhibition History: Manchester, 1911 (no.153); Tate, Loan exhibition of works by Pre-Raphaelite painters from collections in Lancashire , July 1913 (no.42); Newcastle, 1971 (no.59)
Model: Agnes Manetti
Note: Rossetti and his circle often referred to her as “Fatty Aggie”.


Current Location: Private Collection
Archival History: Peter Miller; Richard Manley Foster; Christie's February 20, 1904 (lot 3), remained unsold at £389; R.E.R. Brocklebank; Mrs. R.P.R. Brocklebank; Christie's, March 3, 1970 (lot 151), £5,775; Stone Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Piccadilly Gallery, Galleria Galatea Torino; Private Collection

Scholarly Commentary


The picture went untraced after its last (1913) public exhibition, but it appeared again in 1970 when it was sold at Christies. It is now in a private collection.



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    Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 244-245.
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