Childe Waters

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1846 (circa)


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol.1, 6 (no. 27).

Scholarly Commentary


The work illustrates the famous ballad of the same name, though which of the many versions DGR used is uncertain (see commentary for Burd Alane).

Production History

Two drawing are known, a pen and wash sketch and a more finished pen and ink drawing. DGR later made some drawings toward a portrait of the ballad's heroine, and may have had a part in the oil painting that has been attributed to him.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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