Benedick and Beatrice
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.
Production Date: 1850
Exhibition History: Manchester 1911 (no.180); Tate 1923 (no.190); Stone Gallery, Newcastle upon
Tyne, Summer 1967 (no.46); Tokyo 1990 (no. 117)
Current Location: L. S. Lowry, R.A.
Purchase Price: £315
Archival History: H.C. Marillier; Christie's sale January 25, 1952 (part of lot 80); Sotheby's sale July 12, 1967 (lot 286), £30; Stone Gallery,
Newcastle upon Tyne; L. S. Lowry, R.A., £315.
Sources of the Work
Literary Source: Shakespeare's
Much Ado About Nothing.
Note: Surtees suggests this sketch was intended for a watercolor depicting the final scene of
the play (vol. 1, 15).
Copyright: English Drawings and Watercolours (Christie's London, December 18, 1984).
Electronic Archive Edition: 1