Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1863


◦ Fredeman, Correspondence, 63. 66.

◦ Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 131.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 89-90 (no. 160).

Scholarly Commentary


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” .

Production History

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.

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