Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante (pencil sketch)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dimensions: 6 x 4 1/2 in.
Note: An inscription by DGR appears along the bottom: “Credette Cimabue, ecc'.”
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
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.