Tennyson Reading Maud

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown and black ink, and gray wash
Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 6 in.
Note: ‘“Maud” 1855’ is inscribed at lower right.

Production Description

Production Date: 1855
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C., 1883 (no.121); Tate 1923 (no.193); Brussels, Retrospective Exhibition of British Art , 1929 (no.147); R.A., British Art, 1934 (no.1250); Bucharest, Exhibition of British Graphic Art, 1935 (no.295); Birmingham 1947 (no.222); Whitechapel 1948 (no.102); Arts Council 1953 (no.50); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Victorian Artists in England, 1965 (no.114); Lyon, Peintures et Aquarelles Anglaises 1700-1900, 1966 (no.91); R.A., 1973 (no.47)
Model: Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Current Location: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Catalog Number: 495'04
Archival History: ?William Sharp; Cosmo Monkhouse; Christie's sale November 25, 1901 (lot 113), £31; Fairfax Murray

Scholarly Commentary


This is DGR's second reproduction of his original sketch, as reprinted in Scribner's Magazine, vol. 21, no. 1 (January, 1897), p.120. The sketch is accompanied by a note from Cosmo Monkhouse describing the history of the original and this reproduction, on pages 125-6 of the same issue.


Tennyson Reading Maud
Copyright: ©Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 420.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 69.
  3. Scribner's, vol. 21, no. 1 (January 1897), 120.

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Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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