Ecce Ancilla Domini!

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pencil on pale blue paper
Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.
Note: The image is inscribed with a date in pencil in an unknown hand at left: “ Ancilla/1849.”

Production Description

Production Date: 1849
Model: Christina Rossetti
Note: Christina Rossetti sat for the Virgin.


Current Location: Tate Gallery
Catalog Number: T. 287
Archival History: Tom Taylor; John Wycliffe Taylor; Mrs. Arthur Helps; Tate Gallery

Scholarly Commentary


Commentary is not yet available for this image.


Description: A whole–length preliminary sketch of the Virgin, seated with legs drawn back.
Copyright: Tate Gallery, London


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 31.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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