Robert Browning

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1855 October
Model: Robert Browning


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 158 (no. 275).

◦ Treuherz, Prettejohn, and Becker, DGR, 151.

Scholarly Commentary


A great admirer of Browning's poetry (see DGR's sonnet On Browning's Sordello), DGR was finally introduced to him in 1853 but their friendship did not begin to flourish until September 1855, from the time of the famous evening (27 September) at the Browning's when Tennyson read from his new poem Maud. DGR made several sketches of the event and gave the first of these to the Brownings.

This portrait was begun in London and completed in Paris, where DGR visited the Brownings in November 1855.

See Fredeman, Correspondence, 55. 50-53, 58 for DGR's letters to and about the Brownings.

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