Carlisle Wall

Alternately titled: The Lovers

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1853
Note: Monogram and date are inscribed on the wall to the right with the inscription “Carlisle 1853”.

Production Description

Production Date: 1853
Exhibition History: R.A., 1883 (no. 368); Loan Exhibition, Campden House, 1896; New Gallery, 1897 (no. 62); Tate, 1923 (no. 5)


Current Location: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Archival History: Ford Madox Brown; B.G. Windus; T.E. Plint; sold at the Christie's Plint sale March 7, 1862, (lot 146) for £15. 4 s.; H. Virtue Tebbs; Sold at the Christie's Tebbs sale, March 10, 1900 (lot 32) for £176. 8 s.; bought in by Tebbs family (?) according to Surtees. At the wishes of the late Miss E.K. Virtue Tubbs, the Trustees of the Tate Gallery deposited the item in the Ashmolean in 1950.

Scholarly Commentary


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Carlisle Wall
Copyright: Tate Gallery, London 2001


  1. image

    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 52.
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    Radford, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 4.
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