The Parable of the Vineyard: The Arrival of the Lord's Son

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 located at lower center.

Production Description

Production Date: 1861
Exhibition History: Beaux Arts Gallery, Drawings and Paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 1940 (no.24); Bournemouth, 1951 (no.86); 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 266
Archival History: Mr. Johnson of Manchester; T. H. McConnell; Frederick Leyland; Kerrison Preston; Sold at Preston Sale at Christie's on March 2, 1956 (lot 44); William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

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The Parable of the Vineyard:  The Arrival of the Lord's Son
Copyright: © Collection: William Morris Gallery, London E17

Included Text

‘But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, “They will reverence my son.” But they said among themselves, “This is the heir, come let us kill him.”’
Note: Inscribed directly beneath the drawing.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 205.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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