Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 147.
Sharp, DGR: A Record and a Study, 191-192.
Stephens, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 70.◦
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 115-116.◦
WMR, DGR Designer and Writer, 76.
The subject is the cup awarded to the winner of a courtly competition, and presented by a woman
variously designated for the task, sometimes called “The Queen of Love and Beauty”.
As is almost always the case when DGR took up a medieval subject in the 1860s and later, the treatment is
The original oil picture, with Alexa Wilding as model, was executed for Leyland in 1867 and
was believed lost during World War II, but is now known to be in the National Museum of Western Art,
Tokyo. “Three water-colour replicas from a different model, Ellen Smith, followed [the
original oil], probably in the same year ” (see
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 115