Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1869
Subject: Penelope seated at her tapestry loom in a dreamy reverie, thinking of her long-absent husband Odysseus.
Model: Ellen Smith


◦ Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 277-278.

◦ Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 155.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 121 (no. 210).

Scholarly Commentary


The drawing seems closely related to other works of the same period, especially pictures for which Jane Morris was the sitter (for example, see Reverie).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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