The Boat of Love (composition sketch, four figures)

Alternately titled: The Barque of Love

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1850 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink with traces of pencil
Dimensions: 5 x 7 1/2 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1850 (circa)
Model: Ruth Herbert
Note: On the back is a pencil sketch of Ruth Herbert.


Current Location: Mrs. Virginia Surtees
Archival History: Ruth Herbert; Major A.B. Crabbe; Christie's 1922, (no. 24); Lady Surtees

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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 347.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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