The Maids of Elfen-Mere

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink
Dimensions: 9 x 8 1/2 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1854
Exhibition History: New Gallery 1897 (no.17)


Current Location: unknown
Archival History: Mrs. Helen Allingham

Scholarly Commentary


This pen and ink drawing for Allingham's poem presents a distinctive imagining of the text. The notes for the 1897 New Gallery exhibition (no.17) offer the following description: “Small full-length figure of a youth seated at a table and listening in rapt mood to the chaunt of four mystic supernatural women in shadowy forms before him. A design made for the frontispiece of Allingham's Day and Night Songs” ( Surtees 32). No reproductions are known to exist.



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    Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni , 59.
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