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

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink and ink wash, laid down
Dimensions: 23 x 36 in.
Signature: monogram
Note: Monogram located at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1861
Exhibition History: Beaux Arts Gallery, 1940 (no.24); Bournemouth, 1951 (no.87); Victoria and Albert Museum, The Firm of Morris & Co., 1961 (no.3)
Intended Context: Design for stained glass for an east window in St. Martin's Church, Scarborough.


Current Location: William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow
Catalog Number: A 268
Archival History: Mr. Johnson of Manchester; T. H. McConnell; Frederick Leyland; Kerrison Preston; Sold at Christie's on March 2, 1956 (lot 44); William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

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

Included Text

‘And they cast the son out of the vineyard and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh what will he do unto those husbandmen.’
Note: Inscribed directly beneath the drawing.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 207.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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