Joli Coeur

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1867
Note: Monogram and date are located in the upper right.

Production Description

Production Date: 1867
Exhibition History: Manchester Royal Institute 1882, (No.246); B.F.A.C. 1883, (No.56); Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition 1887, (No.705); Guildhall 1894, (No.142); New Gallery 1897, (No.55); Bradford Exhibition of Fine Arts 1904, (No.93); Rome International Exhibition 1911; National Library of Wales 1939-44.
Model: Ellen Smith


Current Location: Manchester City Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 1937.746
Archival History: William Graham; W.A. Turner; Sold at Turner Sale at Christie on Apr. 28, 1888, (Lot 118) for £236; Miss A.E.F. Horniman Bequest

Scholarly Commentary

Production History

Surtees notes similarities between this painting and The Beloved (c. 1866):“ the action of the head and the facial type so closely resemble that of the left-hand bridesmaid in The Beloved that it is probable that Rossetti is here using a study made from the earlier painting” ( A Catalogue Raisonné , 113).


Joli Coeur
Copyright: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “Joli Coeur” (1867) © Manchester City Art Galleries

Included Text

Joli Cœur
Note: Title is written in the upper left corner.


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    Gowans and Gray, Masterpieces of DGR , 39.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , facing p. 146.
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    Radford, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 29.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 286.
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    Hollyer print, Delaware Art Museum.
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