Found (sketch of cityscape)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1860? (if by Rossetti, before 1862)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1860? (if by Rossetti, before 1862)
Exhibition History: Manchester 1920 (no.17)


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

Scholarly Commentary


Surtees calls attention to the disputed ascription of this work: “The authorship of this unfinished sketch of Blackfriars Bridge, looking across the river, with the buildings of Chatham Place in the right foreground, is uncertain. Rossetti was not much given to working in the open, and except for No. 693, no other purely topographical drawing is known. If from his pencil, it would most probably date from before his departure to Chatham Place in 1862. Dunn, on the other hand, is known to have made ‘an excellent drawing’ of London Bridge at dawn in 1869 for Rossetti; perhaps Boyce confused the names of the two bridges” (31).


Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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