Hesterna Rosa

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 14 3/4 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1865
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower right.

Production Description

Production Date: 1865
Exhibition History: Manchester Royal Institute 1882 (no.249); B.F.A.C., 1883 (no.38); Manchester, Royal Jubilee Exhibition, 1887 (no.1791)
Patron: Frederick W. Craven.
Original Cost: 125 guineas


Current Location: Bancroft Collection, Wilmington Society of Fine Arts, Delaware
Archival History: Frederick W. Craven; Christie's sale May 18, 1895 (lot 46), £215; Fairfax Murray; Major C. S. Goldman; Agnew

Scholarly Commentary


Sharp quotes the following from a letter of DGR to Frederick Craven: “The [lighting] effect is that of a lamp light interior towards dawn when (as in twilight) all objects seem purely and absolutely blue by contrast with the warm light therein” (see Sharp, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 141).


Hesterna Rosa
Copyright: ©Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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