The Spirit of the Rainbow

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: black crayon
Dimensions: 41 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1876
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower right.

Production Description

Production Date: 1876
Exhibition History: R.A., Pre-Raphaelites and Other Masters, 2003
Patron: Watts–Dunton
Note: According to Surtees, Sir Sydney Cockerell told her in 1953 that Watts–Dunton had once told him that the model for the drawing was his mistress and that he had himself asked DGR to make this drawing of her.


Current Location: Collection of Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Archival History: Gift to T. Watts-Dunton; The Pines; Sotheby's sale March 22, 1939 (lot 63), £10; Douglas Langton; Evelyn Waugh; Trustees of the late Evelyn Waugh; Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber

Scholarly Commentary


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Included Text

The Rainbow
Note: The title is inscribed at lower left.


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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , facing page 191.
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    Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni , 90.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 369.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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