The Passover in the Holy Family: Eating of the Passover

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1854 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: black chalk, ink, and wash
Dimensions: 10 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1854 (circa)


Current Location: Lionel Lambourne
Purchase Price: £10
Archival History: Sir Henry Acland, Bart.; Sotheby's sale October 5, 1943 (lot 23), £11. 10 s.; R. E. A. Wilson; Portobello Road sale November 1967, £10; Lionel Lambourne

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of two designs for the watercolour of The Passover in the Holy Family. Surtees writes that this design was "discarded by Ruskin" in favor of the other design (41)


Included Text

A Passover in the households of Joseph and Zacharias.
Note: This identification is inscribed along the foot of the drawing.


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    DGR 1828-1882: An Exhibition, plate 120.
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    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 85
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , [68a recto].
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