Love's Greeting

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1861 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 22 1/4 x 24 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1861 (circa)


Current Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Archival History: Walter Dunlop; William Graham; Sold at Christie's Graham sale, April 3, 1886 (lot 101) for £86; F.R. Leyland; Sold at Christie's Leyland sale, May 28, 1892 (lot 60) for £194; Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum

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Love's Greeting
Copyright: © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Included Text

There are various inscriptions on the painting. Above the head of the figures, Rossetti wrote: ‘Amator’, ‘Amata’. And above the head of Love is written: ‘Amor’. Ribbons are inscribed above and below the painting. The upper ribbon reads: ‘Madonna, Dio vi fece, Dio vi guardi, Madonna Dio v'onori’. The lower ribbon reads: ‘Dio v'innalzi, Madonna, Dio vi dia le voglie vostre’.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 195.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , [106b recto].
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    Gowans and Grey, Masterpieces of DGR , 19.
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    Radford, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 16.
  5. Princep print , Delaware Art Museum

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