Venus Verticordia (replica)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 26 1/2 x 23 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1868
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1868
Exhibition History: R.A. 1883 (no.305); New Gallery 1897 (no.66)
Patron: William Graham
Date Commissioned: 1868
Original Cost: £300
Note: Surtees cites DGR's record of a sale on March 17th, 1868, noting that a Mr. Hamilton purchased this work for the above amount, and assumes that the sale was made for Graham.
Model: Alexa Wilding


Current Location: Private Collection
Archival History: William Graham; Christie's April 3, 1886 (lot 112), £325; Amy Muir Mackenzie, his daughter; By descent to Mrs. Mark Hambourg; Lefevre Gallery; David Hughes; Stone Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 1966; Private Collection

Scholarly Commentary


This is the last of the three watercolour replicas done by DGR after the oil painting .


Venus Verticordia (replica)
Copyright: Courtesy of Peter Nahum at Leicester Galleries:
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: s173.r-2.rap.xml