The Parable of the Vineyard: The Sending of a Servant to Receive the Fruit, and the Stoning and Killing of the Servant

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1861
Model: William Morris (The head of William Morris is clearly recognizable in the opening of the gate.)
Model: Ernest Gambart (The man in the upper right corner bears a resemblance to Ernest Gambart the art dealer. )
Model: Val Prinsep (The man on the left dropping stones resembles Val Prinsep.)


◦ Sewter, Stained Glass, 66-68.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 83 (no. 135).

Scholarly Commentary


This is the third of the series of seven designs that DGR made for a set of stained glass windows to be manufactured by “The Firm”, that is to say, the partnership of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. founded in April 1861. (See commentary for The Parable of the Vineyard: The Planting of the Vine.)


Based on Matthew 20: 1-16 .

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: s135.raw.xml