The Rose Garden (preliminary sketch)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 7 x 5 1/4 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1860-1
Exhibition History: New Gallery, 1897 (no.13); Huntington Hartford Collection, New York and the Herron Museum of Art, Indianapolis, The Pre-Raphaelites: a loan exibition of paintings and drawings by members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their associates (no.58)


Current Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalog Number: 58.49
Archival History: Rossetti Sale (part of lot 69); Bought by Carr; Sir John C. Holder, Bart.; W. H. Schwab; Bought by the museum from Colnaghi in 1958

Scholarly Commentary

Production History

There is a drapery study on the verso.


  • Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 79 (no. 125B).
  • Indianapolis/New York, 1964, (The Pre-Raphaelites: A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their Associates), no. 58.
The Rose Garden (preliminary sketch)
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