Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante (pencil sketch)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1852 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil
Dimensions: 6 x 4 1/2 in.
Note: An inscription by DGR appears along the bottom: “Credette Cimabue, ecc'.”

Production Description

Production Date: 1852 (circa)


Current Location: Mrs. Virginia Surtees
Archival History: Ruth Herbert; Major A. B. Crabbe 1921; Christie's sale February 17, 1922 (part of lot 23); Lady Surtees

Scholarly Commentary


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Description: Dante stands facing nearly to front; Giotto is turned to left and looking at Dante; two other figures stand on the extreme left and behind Giotto respectively; several roughly sketched heads appear below.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , plate 46.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: s54b.rap.xml