Washing Hands

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1865 August

Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 17 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: Aug. 1865
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1865 August
Exhibition History: Manchester 1882; B.F.A.C. 1883 (no.54); Manchester, Royal Jubilee Exhibition, 1887 (no.1497); Manchester 1911 (no.152)


Current Location: unknown
Archival History: Frederick W. Craven, £157; Christie's sale May 18, 1865 (lot 48), £504; Gooden and Fox; Ernest Kolb

Scholarly Commentary


Commentary is not yet available for this image.


Description: “Man and woman in eighteenth-century costume. The woman is turned to the left and is in the act of washing her hands while the man stands close beside her, talking urgently” ( Surtees 103).


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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial 138-139.
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    Radford, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 27.
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    Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni , 61.
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    Delaware Art Museum print, Bancroft Collection.
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