Childe Waters

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1846 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Dimensions: 11 x 4 in.
Other production information determined from the object: The title Childe Waters is written in the lower right.

Production Description

Production Date: 1846 (circa)


Current Location: The National Trust (Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton)
Archival History: Alexander Munro; by descent to his daughter-in-law Mrs. J. A. R. Munro; Katharine MacDonald

Scholarly Commentary


The drawing depicts a man and woman conversing: “Man on left, back view, has both hands raised, a girdle in his right hand; head in profile to right. The woman is facing him, bending forward, hands clasped at waist” (Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 6 (no. 27)).


Childe Waters
Copyright: ©Katharine MacDonald, care of Wightwick Manor (National Trust)


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 13.
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