The Raven: Angel Footfalls
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Medium: Pen and brown ink on paper with rounded corners
Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.
Date on Image: June/46
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower right.
Production Date: 1846 June
Exhibition History: Tate 1923 (no.260); Birmingham 1947 (no.193), dated incorrectly;
The Romantic Movement, 1959 (no.829)
Current Location: Mrs. J.A.R. Munro
Archival History: Alexander Munro; by descent to his daughter-in-law Mrs. J.A.R.
“A man reading by candle light leaps up from his chair at the
sight of a troop of fairy figures as they enter from the left foreground and cross
to the right. Behind him stands a large female figure with a skeleton on either
side; in the background a bookcase is surmounted by busts of Shakespeare, Byron, and
a third, unidentifiable. On the extreme left a raven is perched on a helmeted bust
placed on the mantlepiece” (
Electronic Archive Edition: 1