Fredeman, Correspondence, 63. 66.
Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 131.◦
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 89-90 (no. 160).
The title of this work overlaps with the alternate title DGR gave to his great oil painting
of 1866, Monna Vanna, as well as to the first of his triptych of “Three Songs” .
A red chalk version of the picture, not traced, was
apparently a study for the oil on panel that DGR completed for
George Boyce around 16 June 1863 (see Correspondence 63. 66). The enlarged watercolour replica done in 1868 for
W. A Turner (and reworked in 1874-1875) is in a private collection.
Surtees observes that the watercolour known as The Rose: A Lady at a Window may well be identical with the replica done for Turner.