Alternately titled: Welcome

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1847-1849


◦ Grieve, “Rossetti's Illustrations for Poe,” Apollo 97 (1973), 142-145.

The Pre–Raphaelites [Tate 1984], 244.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 6 (no. 30).

◦ Wildman, Visions of Love and Life, 90-91.

Scholarly Commentary


For additional commentary see the discussion of The Raven. Angel Footfalls.

Textual History: Composition

The precise date of the drawing is uncertain. It would be interesting to know if it was drawn after DGR's visit to Flanders in 1849 since the angel “resembles an Angel from a fifteenth-century Flemish painting” (see The Pre–Raphaelites [Tate 1984], 244.).


The drawing illustrates Poe's poem “Ulalume”: “It shows two variants of the narrator and his Soul walking in the ‘ghoul-haunted woodland of Wier’ on the anniversary night of the death of the narrator's lady, Ulalume” ( The Pre–Raphaelites [Tate 1984], 244.).

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