The Damsel of the Sanct Grael

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: oil
Dimensions: 36 1/4 x 22 3/4in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1874
Note: Monogram and date are inscribed at lower right.

Production Description

Production Date: 1874
Exhibition History: R.A., 1883 (no.311); Guildhall, 1895 (no.41); R.A., Pre-Raphaelites and Other Masters, 2003
Model: Alexa Wilding


Current Location: Collection of Lord Andrew Lloyd–Webber
Archival History: George Rae; Edward Rae; Charles Rae; Mrs. Robert Rae Catto; Lord Andrew Lloyd–Webber

Scholarly Commentary


Although titled as the 1857 watercolour, this picture is radically different not only in point of its iconography. It also exhibits the more sensuous style of DGR's later work.

Production History

DGR executed this picture quickly in the early winter of 1874, as he told Thomas Gordon Hake (see Fredeman, Correspondence74. 262).



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    Highly Important Nineteenth-Century European Paintings and Drawings , Sotheby's London, 23 June 1981.
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    Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial , 176b recto.
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    Angeli, DGR con 107 illustrazioni , 125.
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    Masterpieces of DGR (Gowans and Gray), 51.
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