The Blessed Damozel (unfinished sketch of lovers embracing)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1876 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil and brown chalk
Dimensions: 9 x 11in.
Note: Surtees attests that Lady Amy Coats has inscribed a label on the back of the painting (a copy of the original label) that reads: “Original drawing by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Study for Frontispiece to Early Italian Poets or Dante and his Circle [ sic]. Given by him to Aldernon Charles Swinburne. Given to me by Alice and Isabel Swinburne in memory of Charlotte Jane Swinburne OBIT 1899 W. S.”

Production Description

Production Date: 1876 (circa)
Exhibition History: Leicester Galleries, The Victorian Romantics, 1949 (no.32)


Current Location: Lady Amy Coats
Archival History: Algernon Charles Swinburne; Alice and Isabel Swinburne; Unidentified collector “W.S.;” Leicester Galleries; Lady Amy Coats

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    Delaware Art Museum print.
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    Benedetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 322.
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