The Rose Garden

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown ink and pencil
Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1860-1
Exhibition History: New Gallery, 1897 (no.13); Indianapolis and Huntington, Hartford, 1964 (no.58); R.A. 1973, (no.220); Yale 1976, (no.28)
Model: Algernon Swinburne
Note: Swinburne modelled for the kneeling male figure.


Current Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalog Number: 58.50
Archival History: Rossetti Sale (part of lot 69); Bought by Carr; Sir John C. Holder, Bart.; W. H. Schwab; Bought from Colnaghi in 1958; by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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The Rose Garden
Copyright: Print Department Special Fund. Reproduced with permission. ©2000 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.

Included Text

Above the drawing DGR wrote: ‘The Early Italian Poets from Ciullo to Dante translated by D.G. Rossetti in the metres of the originals.’ He wrote below the image, ‘London Smith and Elder 1861’. Along the right edge, he wrote, ‘Madonna Dio vi fece, Dio vi Guardi, Madonna Dio v'onori, Dio v'innalzi, Madonna, Dio vi dia le voglie vostre.’


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 191.
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