La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1855 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pen, pencil, and wash
Dimensions: 13 x 17 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1855 (circa)
Exhibition History: R.A., 1973 (no.125); Yale 1976 (no.29)


Current Location: British Museum
Catalog Number: 1910-12-10-2
Purchase Price: bequest
Archival History: Rossetti Sale (lot 84), £8. 8 s.; Colonel Gillum Bequest; British Museum

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La Belle Dame Sans Merci
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Included Text

I set her on my pacing steed

And nothing else saw all day long

For sideways would she lean, and sing

A faery's song.
Note: This quotation is inscribed at upper right.


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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 93.
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