‘The Romaunt of Margret’

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1846 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 9 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1846 (circa)


Current Location: Mrs. J. A. R. Munro
Archival History: Alexander Munro; by descent to his daughter–in–law, Mrs. J. A. R. Munro

Scholarly Commentary


Surtees says that the drawing is fragmented with “both heads torn off the paper.” It depicts “two women. . .seated one behind the other. . .the far one only lightly sketched” (Vol. 1, 5).


As the imbedded text indicates, the drawing illustrates the seventh stanza of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's “The Romaunt of Margret.”


Included Text

  • Look in its face, Ladye,
  • And keep thee from thy swound
  • With a spirit bold they pulses hold,
  • And hear its voices sound!
  • For so will sound thy voice
  • When thy face is to the wall;
  • And such will be thy face, Ladye,
  • When the maidens work thy pall.
Note: Elizabeth Barrett
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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