Giuseppe Maenza

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 6 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1860 Boulogne

Production Description

Production Date: 1860
Model: Giuseppe Maenza


Current Location: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Catalog Number: D. 1729
Archival History: Rossetti Sale (lot 140) for £5, 5 s; Pyke Thompson Bequest, 1897 to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Scholarly Commentary


“Italian artist and political refugee, a friend of Gabriele Rossetti, living at Boulogne. As a boy the young Rossetti twice stayed with him, and again in 1860 with his wife during their honeymoon, when this drawing was made” (Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 172 (no. 349)).


Giuseppe Maenza
Description: “Head three-quarters to left, wearing side-wiskers. Collar and cravat indicated” (see Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 172).
Copyright: ©National Museums and Galleries of Wales
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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