Taurello's First Sight of Fortune

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown ink
Dimensions: 10 x 10 1/4 in.
Note: At the lower left is a note in DGR's hand: “Frederic G. Stephens—from his P.R. Brother Dante G. Rossetti.”

Production Description

Production Date: 1849
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C., 1883 (no. 21); New Gallery, 1897 (no. 34); Pre-Raphaelite Art , State Galleries of Australia, 1962 (no. 64)


Current Location: Tate Gallery
Catalog Number: 4627
Purchase Price: bequest
Archival History: Frederic G. Stephens; by descent to Lt.-Colonel H.S. Stephens

Scholarly Commentary


Eriko Yamaguchi has identified a pictorial source for this work in Camille Bonnard's Costumes Historiques (1829). The man on the right, especially his necklace, recalls a plate representing a fifteenth-century Podestat .


Taurello's First Sight of Fortune
Copyright: ©Tate, London 2004


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 24.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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