The Queen's Page

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1854 June 9

Physical Description

Medium: pen and brown ink and sepia wash
Dimensions: 6 x 4 1/4 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: June 9/54
Note: Monogram and date located at lower right. Inscription of a poem by Heine in the hand of William Allingham located on the reverse)

Production Description

Production Date: 1854 June 9
Exhibition History: London, New Gallery, Pictures Ancient and Modern by Artists of the British and Continental Schools, including a Special Selection from the Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 1897-8 (no.18); Manchester City Art Gallery, Loan Exhibition of Works by Ford Madox Brown and the Pre-Raphaelites , 1911 (no.169); London, Royal Academy, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1973 (no.53)


Current Location: Private Collection
Archival History: William Allingham; Helen Allingham; Henry W. Allingham, by 1911; Patrick Allingham; Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, June 3, 1994 (lot 82); Agnew's, London: Christie's sale June 5, 2007 (lot 99) sold for £60,000

Scholarly Commentary


DGR sketched this drawing while waiting for William Allingham in the later's rooms at 1 Queen Square, Bloomsbury on June 9, 1854. It was drawn adjacent to a translation of a poem by Heine in a notebook belonging to Allingham, who published a reproduction of it many years later (in 1888) in his Flower Pieces and Other Poems .



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    Allingham, Flower Pieces , facing 189.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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