Christina Taking Down the Verses of Swynfen Jervis

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1852 August 4

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink on writing paper
Dimensions: 7 x 4 1/2 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1852 August 4


Current Location: Mrs. Helen Rossetti Angeli
Archival History: Christina Rossetti; WMR

Scholarly Commentary

Production History

This drawing was enclosed in DGR's letter to Christina Rossetti on 4 August 1852. At the time, she was staying with the family of Swynfen Jervis in Darlaston, Staffordshire.


  • Fredeman, Correspondence, 52.8.
  • WMR, ed., Family Letters of Christina Rossetti, 21
  • Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 208 (no. 590).

Included Text

“We ne'er shall look upon his like again”

Oh ah! SJ
Note: Written on the podium on the left.


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    WMR, The Family Letters of Christina Rossetti, facing page 21.
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