The Farmer's Daughter

Alternately titled: Hanging the Mistletoe
Alternately titled: Girl Tying Up Mistletoe

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1860


◦ Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 238.

◦ Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 242 (no. 109).

◦ Sharp, DGR: A Record and a Study, Appendix no. 363.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 89 (no. 158).

Scholarly Commentary


Surtees guessed that this watercolour might exist but did not know the picture (see Surtees vol. 1, 89). What she did know was the chalk study DGR made for the picture and that he gave to George Boyce.

Production History

The chalk study is signed and dated 6 December 1868, but this is the date that DGR added when he made a gift of the picture to George Boyce. The finished picture has a frame with the title, DGR's name, and the date “Xmas 1860.”

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