Designs for Title Pages of Four Novels

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1840
Sources of the Work:
Location: Private Collection


◦ Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 213 .

◦ WMR, Family Letters, vol. 1, 86.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 1 (no. 5).

Scholarly Commentary


DGR made eight designs in pen and brown ink as a decorative title page for a set of four chivalric stories that he and his siblings planned to write and then gather as a collection. Of these only DGR's tale Roderick and Rosalba was completed. The others were Sir Aubrey de Metford: A Romance of the Fourteenth Century, Raimond and Mathilda, and Retribution.

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