The Boat of Love (sketch)

Alternately titled: The Barque of Love

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1855 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1855 (circa)
Model: Elizabeth Siddal
Note: Elizabeth Siddal is the model for Beatrice


Current Location: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 291'04
Archival History: W.M. Rossetti; Fairfax Murray

Scholarly Commentary


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The Boat of Love (sketch)
Copyright: © Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Included Text

Guido vorrei che tu e Lapo ed io
Note: The text, which is the first line of Dante's poem, is written in cursive in the upper left corner.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 345.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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