The Parable of the Vineyard: The Planting of the Vine

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink and ink wash, laid down
Dimensions: 23 1/2 x 23 in.
Signature: monogram
Note: Monogram in the upper right corner.

Production Description

Production Date: 1861
Exhibition History: Beaux Arts Gallery, Drawings and Paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 1940 (no.24); Bournemouth, 1951 (no.83); Victoria and Albert Museum, The Firm of Morris & Co., 1961 (no.3)
Intended Context: Design for stained glass for the east window of St. Martin's Church, Scarborough.


Current Location: William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow
Catalog Number: A 263
Archival History: Sold to Mr. Johnson of Manchester in 1868; T.H. McConnell, who sold around 1870; Frederick Leyland; Kerrison Preston; Sold at Preston Sale at Christie's on March 2, 1956 (lot 44) for £63; William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

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The Parable of the Vineyard:  The Planting of the Vine
Copyright: © Collection: William Morris Gallery, London E17

Included Text

A certain lord planted a vineyard.
Note: Inscribed just below the drawing.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 202.
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    Wood, Drawings of DGR , plate XIII.
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