Technique: The margin around the drawing is washed with rose.
Dimensions: 9 x 4 3/4 in.
Signature: D.G. Rossetti
Other production information determined from the object: ‘E.A. Poe’ written in upper left corner. In
lower center: ‘The Sleeper’ has been written on a piece of paper that has been added.
Note: The signature is written in the upper right corner.
Production Date: 1846-47 (circa)
Exhibition History: Detroit and Philadelphia,
Romantic Art in Britain 1760-1860, 1968 (no.219); Newcastle, 1971 (no.1); R.A., 1973 (no.28)
Current Location: British Museum
Catalog Number: 1936-6-8-1
Archival History: Given by DGR to Lowes Cato Dickinson; bequeathed to his youngest son, Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, and inherited by his sister;
purchased from Watford Wilson &
Co. in 1936 by the British Museum